Thanks to the Byzantine coins are remembered glories of the ancient empire, who had headed the fabulous Byzantium, Nova Rome, refounded by Constantine after a prophetic dream, which had shown the place where to build "his" city (Constantinople). Least known of the Roman, Byzantine coins enchant us for their representations of Christ, the Virgin, the saints and archangels, who in their stillness make us think of the frescoes of early Christian art.
Collecting them is also relive these first moments of Christian spirituality. (16mm , 1.42 g, 6h). DOC 17; MIB 16C; SB 1162. Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.652 14 September 685, sometimes called Pogonatos , "the Bearded", he. His reign saw the first serious check to nearly 50 years of uninterrupted. Expansion, while his calling of the. Saw the end of the. The coin you bought , Mint of Constantinople, is quate rare gold coin, with over 1,400 years of history behind it and actually circulated. The word CONOB on the coin is a legend that is found in much of the Byzantine coinage in gold. CON indicating the mint of Constantinople. OB are the beginning of the Latin word obryzum, indicating the refined gold, pure. Very nice details as per photos.
Declaration for the coins and t. O whom it may concern. All the coins we handle are guaranteed to be. And to be as described. Belonging to my private collection.The item "RARE ANCIENT BYZANTINE GOLD COIN Constantine IV Pogonatus 668-685 AV Tremissis" is in sale since Friday, November 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Byzantine (300-1400 AD)". The seller is "panta_rei_2013" and is located in Milano. This item can be shipped worldwide.