Byzantine gold coins are still remarkably affordable. Types with the bust of Christ are very popular. FORVM trys to keep gold coins of Christ in stock, but sometimes demand exceeds supply.
Byzantine Empire, Andronicus II & III, Joint reign 2 February 1325 - 24 May 1328 A.D.
After Andronicus II did not select his popular grandson and namesake as heir, Andronicus III rose in revolt. Even after they agreed to reign jointly, grandfather and grandson were at war. In 1328 the grandson took the city by surprise and forced his grandfather to abdicate. Although at first he retained his titles and his home in the palace, in 1330 he was forced into a monastery. Old and blind, Andronicus II died on 13 February 1332.
SH15431. Gold hyperpyron, DOC V 501 var (obverse Sigla not listed, K∆ − A in table on p. 141), SBCV 2461, VF, flat centers, clipped, weight 2.828 g, maximum diameter 21.9 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople mint, 2 Feb 1325 - 1328 or possibly to 1330 A.D.; obverseNimbateVirgin Maryorans, within city walls, four castles forming walls,KΛ monogram left, A right; reverse AN∆[ − ]A, Andronicus II on left and Andronicus III on right kneel facing, Christ stands behind, blessing, hands over heads; SOLD
Byzantine Empire, Constantine VII and Romanus II, 6 April 945 - 9 November 959 A.D.
A very popular type depicting Christ wearing a pallium, a very rich, rectangular hem length, jeweled court garment and a colobium, a sleeveless outer tunic.
SH27569. Gold solidus, SBCV 1751; DOC IIIpart 2, 15, EF, weight 4.415 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople mint, obverse +Ihs XPS REX REGNANTIUM, bust of Christ facing wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction, Gospels in left; reverse COnSTAnT' CE ROMAN' AVGG BR, crowned facing busts of Constantine VII, in a loros on left, and his son Romanus II, in a chlamys, they hold a long patriarchal cross; SOLD
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