Bronze Follis minted circa 976-1025 AD by Basil II during the Byzantine Empire.
Obverse: Bust of Christ.
Reverse: Legend IS XS Basile Basile (Jesus Christ King of Kings).
Custom set in a sterling silver bezel pendant with 14k yellow gold prongs, measuring approximately 1 and 3/4 inches from the top of the bail to the bottom of bezel, 1 and 3/8 inches across.
Circa 300 AD, Diocletian divides the Roman Empire into the west and the east.
491 AD - reign of Anastasius, start of Byzantine coinage.
1453 AD - Ottoman Turks, Muhammed the Conqueror captures Constantinople, fall of the Byzantine Empire.