Crusader coins (ca. 1095-1523)
It is unlikely that there will be events that have had such a strong influence…

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FIRST RUBLE
- The original ruble of the Russian Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich in the catalog of V.…

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Banknotes and paper money (VIII-XX century)
The history of paper money is just as exciting and varied as the history of…

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Opening an antique shop
Acquisition of antiques - it was and remains one of the most reliable ways to…

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Byzantine coins (ca. 500-1453)

The fall of the Roman Empire was in the late Middle Ages, at least in the east of Europe. After the death of Emperor Theodosius I in 395, the Roman Empire was divided into two parts, and in its eastern part a “Byzantine Empire” was formed, the name of which comes from the original name of the capital “Byzantium”. At the same time, the “Byzantine” empire became known only in the historical science of modern times. The Byzantines themselves always considered and called themselves “Romans” and never “Byzantines”. Continue reading