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Byzantine Anonymous Follis of Christ, Class A3, Basil II & Constantine VIII, c. 1023 - 11 November 1028 A.D.
The extraordinarily crude, unusual and interesting style of this coin suggests it is unofficial; however, the style is typical for all specimens with Grierson-NumisWiki ornaments 29. The weight of specimens from the issue was well controlled at around 10 grams. The variety is likely official, but from a provincial mint, certainly not Constantinople.
BZ86495. Bronze anonymous follis
, Anonymous follis
of Christ, class A3; SBCV
1818; Grierson-NumisWiki ornaments 29, EF, sharp detail, extraordinary and interesting crude style
, tight flan
off center, edge ragged, provincial (or unofficial?) mint, weight
10.472g, maximum diameter
28.6mm, 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
, Gospels in both hands
, IC - XC
(Greek abbreviation: Iisoķs Xristůs - Jesus Christ) across field
+ IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Greek: Jesus Christ King
of Kings), ornamentation
above and below inscription
Catalog current as of Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
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