Byzantine Empire (c. AD 1200 - 1300), Christ and the Virgin Mary, Trachae(C)

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Byzantine Empire (c. AD 1200 - 1300), Christ and the Virgin Mary, Trachae(C)

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  • Order Code: BYZCUPSBILLON
  • Size: 15.5-18.5mm
  • Weight/Dimensions: 2.4-3.2g
  • Obverse: Jesus (IX or X), Or The Virgin (M)
  • Reverse: Emperor Or Emperors, Shown Facing Front
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These curiously cup shaped coins with their elaborate depictions of Christ, the Virgin Mary and the Emperor under their protection, are a testament to this deeply religious society that was also frequently wracked by political upheaval and intrigue. It’s very name has become synonymous with elaborate scheming and intrigue, especially for the gaining of political power or favor even in todays world.