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SOLIDUS

The reliable

Introduced in 309 by Constantine the Great, the Solidus replaced the Aureus and became the highly successful currency of the Eastern Roman Empire. It developed into the standard for international trade.

Until the beginning of the 12th century, it was considered the ‘key currency’ for all of Europe and the entire Mediterranean region and is also called the Euro of the Middle Ages.

Find Solidi in classical roman style, showing the emperor in profile looking to the right or later in three-quarter frontal bust with helmet, armour and spear. These Solidi were minted between 309 and 599 AD.

Solidus, the reliable - from 300-599 AD 

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