The glory of Byzantium and its rulers were reflected on gold coins for one millennium.
Such was their fame that the word "bezant" became a common term for gold coins beyond the Byzantine Empire -Dumbarton Oaks
The Gold Leaf Studio
Master Gilder Elias Damianakis
One gram of gold can be hammered out into a thin sheet of gold a meter in area, and just 230 atoms or 1/10 thinner than a human hair..