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Byzantine Anonymous Follis of Christ, Class A3, Basil II & Constantine VIII, c. 1023 - 11 November 1028 A.D.
The obverse inscription Emmanuel is a Latinized Hebrew name meaning "God with us" (Matthew 1:23). It is the name of the child predicted in Isaiah 7:14: "Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel."
BZ77225. Bronze anonymous follis
, Anonymous follis
of Christ, class A3; SBCV
1818; Grierson-NumisWiki ornaments 32, aVF, nice patina
, strike a weak and uneven, reverse
a little off-center, provincial(?) mint, weight
8.937g, maximum diameter
30.1mm, die axis
, c. 1023 - 11 Nov 1028 A.D.; obverse
+ EMMANOVHΛ (Latinized Hebrew: Emmanuel - "God with us"), facing nimbate bust
of Christ, pallium
, Gospels in both hands
, IC - XC
(Greek abbreviation: Iisoķs Xristůs - Jesus Christ) across field
; nimbus and Gospels ornamented with crosses
+ IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Greek: Jesus Christ King
of Kings), cross
above and below inscription
; ON LAYAWAY
Catalog current as of Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
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