AUTHENTIC ANCIENT COIN
Bronze coin in silver pendant hanging 2” long and 1.75” across.
*This piece does not come with a chain.
Justin ll with Sophia seated on double throne holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter. Second officina, Constantinople mint 565-578 AD.
Some historians date the beginning of the Byzantine Empire at 476 A.D. after the Roman Emperor Romulus Augustus, and it’s fall in 1453 A.D. after the Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople. The terms Byzantine Empire and Eastern Roman Empire are both used to describe the Roman Empire of the Middle Ages when this coin was struck. The “M” represents its value, the denomination of 40 nummi.