Byzantine 11th-14th Century Gold Scyphate good Very Fine

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Byzantine 11th-14th Century Gold Scyphate good Very Fine

$995.01
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16533
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  • Struck in cup-shaped form from the 11th century, Gold Scyphate coins are genuine artefacts of the decline and collapse of the Byzantine Empire.
  • These distinctive coins reflect the deeply pious nature of the empire, with virtually all depicting Christ in some form.
  • Also distinguished by the excellent quality, each coin is in good Very Fine – emperor of our choice.

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The last days of the Empire

The portrayal of Christ is a key factor behind the popularity of late Byzantine gold, and the Scyphate coins available here ALL depict Jesus either in portrait form, or with the reigning emperor. These particular coins are also distinguished by the outstanding quality.

Important, compelling and distinctive, the Scyphate gold coins are genuine artefacts of the decline and collapse of the mighty Byzantine Empire.

Byzantine gold coins were struck in a Scyphate or 'cup-shaped' form from the early 11th century, with the change thought to have taken place during the reign of Constantine IX(1042-55). Struck until the mid-14th century, these unusual coins reflect the deeply pious nature of the empire, with virtually all depicting Jesus Christ in some form.

Among the best we have offered, each coin is in much better-than-usually-seen Very Fine and better condition.

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MetalGold
GradeVery Fine
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