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Byzantine Anonymous Follis of Christ, Class A3, Basil II & Constantine VIII, c. 1023 - 11 November 1028 A.D.
The emperor's name and portrait are not part of the design on the Byzantine types referred to as anonymous folles. Instead of the earthly king, these coins depict Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
SH82755. Bronze anonymous follis
, Anonymous follis
of Christ, class A3; SBCV
1818; Grierson-NumisWiki ornaments 24a, EF, some mint luster
, areas of porosity
, obverse legend
weak, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight
11.982g, maximum diameter
28.1mm, die axis
, c. 1023 - 11 Nov 1028 A.D.; obverse
+ EMMANOVHΛ (Latinized Hebrew: Emmanuel - "God with us"), facing bust
of Christ, wearing nimbus cruciger
with two pellets in each limb of cross
, and colobium
, holding gospels with both hands
, gospels ornamented with two pellets within a jeweled border
, to left IC, to right XC; reverse
+ IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Greek: Jesus Christ King
of Kings), ornamentation
above and below inscription
Catalog current as of Thursday, March 21, 2019.
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