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Sifting at Kursi Beach turned up three new bronze Byzantine coins today. These coins are still coated with the dirt of years, but the M and K denoting value can be discerned with the naked eye. One of our volunteers found the three ancient coins in the sifting tray and was delighted with her find.

Byzantine currency, money used in the Eastern Roman Empire after the fall of the West, consisted of mainly two types of coins: the gold solidus and a variety of clearly valued bronze coins. By the end of the empire the currency was issued only in silver stavrata and minor copper coins with no gold issue.[1]

Some examples above of Byzantine coins that have been cleaned.

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