This Prestige-Set "Golden History - The Solidi of Byzantium" comprises mainly extremely fine coins way above average, featuring the prominent Emperors of the Byzantine Empire:
Anastasius I., 491-518, AV Solidus
Justin I., 518-527, AV Solidus
Justinian I., 527-565, AV Solidus
Justin II., 565-578, AV Solidus
Mauricius Tiberius, 582-602, AV Solidus
Phocas, 602-610, AV Solidus
Heraclius, 610-641, AV Solidus
Constans II., 641-668, AV Solidus
The gold and purple, the power and splendour of Byzantium fascinated all the people of the Middle Ages, both in the West and in the East.
As an important site of Christianity and the last refuge of ancient culture, Byzantium was able to unite the philosophy of Plato with the faith of the Church Fathers.
The Byzantine Empire is thus a unique link in European civilisation and the transmitter of the Greek-Latin heritage, which it first handed down to the Arab-Muslim world.
Testimony to his time is offered by John Skylitzes, a high Byzantine official and historian in the 11th century. He describes the history of the Eastern Roman Empire from 811 to 1057 in a special way. His famous chronicle was lavishly illustrated in the 13th century.
The solidi - gold coins
The gold coin (singular solidus) is not only a means of payment, but also bears witness to the sovereignty of the rulers depicted. The reigning emperors are depicted on the reverse. The obverse usually shows the cross, an angel, the Virgin Mary or Christ.
Please note: You order the respective coin types in comparable condition, not the depicted coin(s).
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