Byzantine Coins

Byzantine coinage is chronologically defined by the beginning of Anastasius I’s reign, 491-518 A.D. Within this category you will find examples of gold solidii and silver hexagrams. The Byzantine Empire lasted almost 1000 years, beginning with the decline of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century, and lasting until the sack of Constantinople in 1453 A.D. During this period, the Empire developed its own set of numismatic aesthetics, with Byzantine coins documenting the tumultuous lows and highs of the Empire’s history.