BYZANTINE, cica 867-1025 AD, lead token, Cherson mint,


BYZANTINE, cica 867-1025 AD, token?, no date, Cherson mint, Obverse: cross on 2 steps, Reverse: cross, lead, 13.5mm, 3.39g, lots of dots are a prominent part of the design, see MI2429+, scratches, VF

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There turn out to be a lot of ancient coins in lead or tokens, but the research on them is very sparse.

We call them Byzantines, but they thought of themselves as Romans. It is not incorrect to think of the Roman Empire persisting until 1453, when the Ottomans conquered Constantinople. The main reference we are using for the Byzantine series is “Byzantine Coins and their Values,” by David Sear.