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Byzantine Bronze Coin Of Christ Fine

These Byzantine bronze Follis are the first coins to portray Jesus Christ. They were issued in the 10th or 11th Century AD and have a portrait of Christ on one side and either a cross or lettering on the other. These coins are individually struck one at a time by hand, so the designs and strikes will differ. Here we offer these coins in Fine grade; they have a lot of detail. It has been sometime since we had so many nice examples.
£75.00

Byzantine Coin of Christ Very Good

These Byzantine bronze Follis are the first coins to portray Jesus Christ. They were issued in the 10th or 11th Century AD and have a portrait of Christ on one side and either a cross or lettering on the other. These coins are individually struck one at a time by hand, so the designs and strikes will differ. Here we offer these coins in Very Good grade; they have a lot of detail for this grading. It has been sometime since we had so many nice examples.
£45.00

Leo the Wise Follis AVF

After the Roman Empire fell in the West in A.D. 476 its Eastern half continued until A.D. 1453! The Eastern Part of the Empire was then named 'Byzantine' in the 16th-century CE by historians because the capital city's first name was Byzantium before it became Constantinople. From A.D. 886-912 was ruled by Leo the Wise. Never a warlike man he finished a codex of law, the ‘Basilika’, started by his predecessor, Basil. Leo is famous for other reasons! Like Henry VIII, he struggled to produce a male heir, and it took him four marriages to produce a son. And, like Henry, he fell out with the Church, who banned him from the Hagia Sofia! We offer the large bronze Follis of Leo the Wise in an About Very Fine condition. The obverse shows the bust of Leo facing in a crown while the reverse has a four-line legend proclaiming him King of the Romans. Get the coin of the Byzantine Henry VIII before they sell out.
£59.50