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Valerie Fairchild

High Desert Collection

Electrum Coin Pendant

CNJ131

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Michael VII became emperor in 1071 at age 21. In that time his chief pursuit was academia. He retired 7 years later to a monastery and later became archbishop of Ephesus. The coin is made of an alloy of silver and gold called Electrum. Electrum is a natural deposit of gold and silver. The coin is cupped so it can be stacked.

Byzantine Empire. Michael VII, 1071-1078. Electrum Nomos. Obverse: Bust of Christ with hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels. Reverse: Crowned Michael VII holding labarum in right hand and globus crucifer in left. 22kt handmade mounting.
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