The growing popularity of the Byzantine series amongst coin collectors is a recent phenomenon which prompts enquiry into what may have brought it about. Undoubtedly there is an element of investment value as coins can be both works of art and antiques which, under modern conditions it seems, often prove more attractive to investors--great and small--than market stocks and shares. The Byzantine series provides a prolific gold coinage with many rarities and some outstanding works of art, although little so obviously attractive to the investor or art collector as the Greek or even the Roman Imperial and English Hammered series have done. -- Pg. 11.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Books and Background
Metals and Denominations
8 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
Alexius Andronicus Antioch appears Arab attributed Basil beard become beginning billon bust bust of Christ Byzantine capital Carthage Catalogue century chlamys Christ classes coinage coins collector Constans Constantine Constantinople continued copied copper Copper follis cross crown debased denomination detail diam difficult earlier early electrum emperor Empire engraving facing field figure flans folles follis followed Gold solidus Greek hand Heraclius holding hyperper imperial important indicate interest issued Italy John Justin Justinian known later Latin legend letters look Manuel marked Maurice Michael mint mints normal nummia obverse and reverse officina perhaps period Persian pieces produced rare Ravenna reform reign Roman scyphate seated seen shows side silver similar standard standing struck style tetarteron Thessalonica throne Tiberius trachea usual VIII Virgin wearing weight