Byzantine Empire Gold Cross Tremissis Coin Circa 583 AD in 18K Gold Pendant | Artifact #3445

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The Byzantine Gold Tremissis : The Cross of Calvary

Please Note: This is an authentic ancient Byzantine Treasure Coin, and you will receive the exact pendant in the photographs and description.

By the early 5th Century, the once dominant Roman Empire was a fragmented collection of on-again, off-again allied or warring regions.  Divided roughly between the western and eastern halves of the empire, the glory of Rome was no longer.  Out of the ashes of this once great society rose the empire that would dominate European culture, economics and warfare for close to a millennium:  The Eastern Roman, or Christian Byzantine Empire.

From its origins to the height of its glory, Byzantine coinage bearing the Cross of Christ, celebrated the faith of the Christian empire. And most prized among its coinage is the early era gold featuring the Cross Potent - said to represent the Cross of Calvary placed on Golgotha Hill by Roman Emperor Theodosius II. Pure Gold and shinning, this gleaming Tremissis is a testament to the coin maker's art... and faith.

Your Byzantine Gold Tremissis:

  • Denomination: Tremissis
  • Emperor:  Maurice Tiberius
  • Ruling Period: 582 - 602
  • Coin struck: 583 - 602
  • Mint: Constantinople
  • Obverse (Front): Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
  • Reverse (Back): Reverse: VICTORIA AVGY, cross potent
  • Mintmark CONOB
  • Coin Metal: 24K Gold
  • Bezel Metal: 18K Gold
  • Articulating Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 5.8 mm
  • Metal smith: Robert Lewis Knecht
  • Size: 3/4” Across, 1 1/8” Tall - The size of a U.S. nickel, perfect for someone who wants to wear a statement of faith every day.

The Byzantine Empire was firmly rooted in its Greek past.  Byzantines were mainly Greek-speakers throughout Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.  Their capital city was Constantinople, which was also known historically as Byzantium.  After the 5th century collapse of the Western Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire continued to thrive and grow in influence, and while we refer to the “Byzantine Empire” or “Eastern Roman Empire,” they referred to their country as simply the “Roman Empire.”

Byzantine money – the money used in the Eastern Roman Empire after the fall of the West – was made up of two very different types of coins:  the gold solidus and a variety of bronze coins with clearly defined values.  By the end of the empire, coins were issued in silver and bronze only.

Coin Notes: VICTORIA signifies that ruler is victorious in Christ. The cross  is believed to represent the great jeweled cross erected on Golgotha Hill (Calvary) by Theodosius II (408–450).

Your Byzantine Gold Tremissis Pendant comes with:

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. A Detailed, Multi-Page Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by April and Robert Lewis Knecht
  3. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
  4. A Gift Box
  5. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card