Medieval (Silver & Bronze Coins) (About 500 AD - 1500 AD)
Medieval coins are from the period of history also known as the Dark Ages. On our calendar, it is the millenium period from approx. 500 to 1500 AD. Most of the Roman coins of this era were crudely struck, but they come from a part of history where man was basically fighting to survive. The average life expectancy was about 30 years, and the Black Death (aka Bubonic Plague) killed one-third of the population of Europe. This was also the period of history when the collapse of the Roman Empire gave rise to some of the nations of Europe that exist today.
This is a Tabaristan Silver Hemi Drachm (24mm, 1.9g). Coins like this were used for trade and in commerce along the Silk Road that linked China and southeast Asia with the Middle East and Europe. The obverse shows the right facing bust wear.... Read More
Tabaristan Silver Hemi Drachm that was used for trade and in commerce along the Silk Road that linked China and southeast Asia with the Middle East and Europe. The Silk Road was a series of routes that carried goods and ideas from eastern A.... Read More