4 Ways Byzantine Coins Differ From Roman Coins

The Romans built a vast empire that stretched across modern-day Europe, Africa, and parts of the Mediterranean. With such a large geographic presence, it's no surprise that Roman coins were the dominant currency throughout the region. After the fall of the Roman Empire, new monetary systems began to appear. One of these monetary systems came from the Byzantine Empire. Byzantine coins strayed from the design norms of their Roman counterparts in some significant ways. [Read More]