Ancient Byzantine Gold Coin Necklace
Ancient Byzantine gold coin from the 4th crusade (1203-1204) & the Empire of Nicaea. Minted in the early 1200's.
Depicts Christ holding a stellate labarum being blessed by Mary.
Issue of John the Third Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254).
Solid gold (4.46 grams). Lightly curved, cup shape - the technology of the time.
14k gold 18" chain.