Manuel I Komnenos Byzantine "Cup" Coins

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$65.00 CAD $100.00 CAD

These are real Byzantine billon "cup" coins, minted in Constantinople for emperor Manuel I Komnenos in the 12th Century!

One side depicts Jesus Christ, while the other shows the bearded figure of Manuel I Komnenos, ruler of the Byzantine Empire from 1143-1180CE. 

Manuel I Komnenos oversaw the end of the "Komnenian restoration", during which his family's dynasty oversaw a resurgence of cultural, military and economic power. This restoration began in 1081, under Alexios I Komnenos.

This alloyed currency is often referred to as a "cup coin" due to the unusual depressed shape of the coinage. 


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