Byzantine Coins
Byzantine money from 300 to 1400 AD was used in the eastern part of the Roman empire, and was usually found in the form of the gold solidus and some nice bronze coinage. The Christian symbol of the cross was prominent in a vast majority of the coins. The gold coins of Justinian II is sought after because a bust of Christ was put on the obverse. The anonymous folles showed Jesus on the obverse and the inscription “XRISTUS/bASILEU/bASILE”, translated means “Christ, Emperor of Emperors”. The only known coins to ever have featured Christ were from the Byzantine era.