This 2000 year old bronze coin has been set in sterling silver allows both sides of the artifact to be admired. The necklace comes with a certification card for the coin giving a description of the Empire it is from.
Some date the beginnings of the Byzantine Empire at 476 A.D. after the Roman Emperor Romulus Augustulus. After the Roman Turks conquer Constantinople in 1453 A.D. the Roman Empire completely fell.
The terms Byzantine Empire (a historiographical term used since the 19th century) and Eastern Roman Empire are expressions used to describe the Roman Empire of the Middle Ages. The “M” on the reverse of the bronze coins represents the denomination 40 nummi.
- Chain length: 17 1/2”
- Chain material: pewter
- Setting material: sterling silver
- Pendant size: 1 1/2” tall x 1 1/4” wide