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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.
SH82731. Bronze anonymous follis
, Anonymous follis
of Christ, class A3; SBCV
1818; Grierson-NumisWiki ornaments 24a, aEF, fantastic depiction of Christ, obverse well centered
a little off center, obverse
inscriptions not struck, minor corrosion and encrustations, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight
9.609g, maximum diameter
28.4mm, die axis
, c. 1023 - 11 Nov 1028 A.D.; obverse
+ EMMANOVHΛ (Latinized Hebrew: Emmanuel - "God with us"), facing nimbate bust
of Christ, two pellets in each arm of the cross
, and colobium
, Gospels in both hands
, IC - XC
(Greek abbreviation: Iisoķs Xristůs - Jesus Christ) across field
+ IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Greek: Jesus Christ King
of Kings), ornaments above and below inscription
Catalog current as of Sunday, May 19, 2019.
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