Byzantine Alexander 912-913 AD flat


Byzantine Alexander 912-913 AD flat
See below for coin details, description and metrics.

A poem about this coin’s beauty:
“Byzantine coin flat, Alexander's face engraved;Letter A, how brave!”

In Latin:
“Moneta plana est, Alexandri facies notae;Littera A, quam fortis!“

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Ruler: Byzantine, Emperor Alexander Period: 912 to 913
  • Denomination:
  • Grade: VF
  • Exergue/Mint:
  • Material: bronze
  • Weight (g):
  • Diameter (mm): 23
  • Obverse: Bronze relief monogram 'PI' X with circlet above.
  • Reverse: Letter A
  • Like Brass, Bronze is an alloy of copper, but alloyed with Tin rather than Zinc. It was first used by humans around 3000 BCE. The earliest known examples of bronze objects are from the Sumerian city of Ur, in modern-day Iraq. Bronze was widely used in the ancient world for making tools, weapons, and armor, as well as for sculpture and other decorative items. The process of making bronze involves heating copper and tin to a high temperature and then pouring them into a mold. Once the metal has cooled and hardened, it can be shaped into the desired form. The bronze age was followed by the iron age - the spread of the Roman empire greatly contributed to the spread of iron-smelting technology.

Additional information

Dimensions 2.3 × 2.3 × 0.4 cm