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Byzantine Anonymous Follis of Christ, Class G, Romanus IV, 1 January 1068 - 19 August 1071 A.D.
On "Anonymous Folles" the emperor's name and portrait are not part of the design, hence they are anonymous. Instead of the earthly king, these coins depict Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
BZ86179. Bronze anonymous follis, Anonymous follis of Christ, DOC III-2, class G; SBCV 1867, gVF, well centered, attractive style, overstruck, undertype effects on reverse, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 9.940g, maximum diameter 27.1mm, die axis 180o
, 1 Jan 1068 - 19 Aug 1071 A.D.; obverse bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium, and colobium, raising right in benediction, scroll in left hand, IC - XC (Greek abbreviation: Jesus Christ) across field, border of large pellets; reverse facing bust of the Virgin Orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, MP - ΘV (Greek abbreviation: Mother of God) across field, border of large pellets; scarce
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