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John B McNamara Jewelry

CPB024 - BYZANTINE CHRISTIAN ROMAN COIN PENDANT FEATURING EMPEROR MAURICE TIBERIUS

$245.06

CPB024 - BYZANTINE CHRISTIAN ROMAN COIN PENDANT FEATURING EMPEROR MAURICE TIBERIUS

$245.06
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CPB024
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SETTING
14K YELLOW GOLD
COIN 
FOLLES
COIN AGE
582 - 602 A.D.
TOTAL SIZE
1.1" diameter

INCLUDES GIFT BOX
Actual Item - One Only

COMES WITH CERTIFICATE OF
AUTHENTICITY / HISTORY SHEET

ADD A GOLD CHAIN

Struck under the rule of emperor Maurice Tiberius, this beautiful and highly defined large bronze half folles coin features a most impressive dark-hued patina that really accentuates the fine detail of this artifact from the Christian Roman Byzantine Empire.  The rich shades of dark brown contrast wonderfully with the bright high polish of the 14K yellow gold setting.  This is a very large authentic ancient bronze coin at 25 mm, about the size of a U.S. quarter.   

The Byzantine folles coin shown above features a superbly struck design with a superb and rare portrait of the emperor facing the viewer.  The folles was a standard of Roman Byzantine currency similar to the dollar to US currency.  One folles was equal to 40 nummi in the Byzantine monetary system.  This coin was a half-folles, representing 20 nummi.  It is not common knowledge that the Roman Empire continued on for another 1000 years in the East as the Christian Byzantine Empire after its fall in the West.  This was a fantastic period of splendor and unique melding of East and Western cultures.  This is a spectacular and rare wearable artifact from this famous time.

 Prior to his ascension to the throne, Maurice Tiberius was a decorated military commander who served under the emperor Justin II.  He is best known for this victories in controlling the Persians.  Justin II was the nephew of the famous ruler Justinian.  Justin was selected to take over the throne prior to his uncle's death.  His grasp of effective rule was no match for the great accomplishments of his uncle Justinian.  Justinian, one of the greatest rulers of the Byzantine Empire, was most famously known for his architectural achievement of the construction of the great church of St. Sophia in Constantinople, still standing today in modern Istanbul, Turkey. 

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