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Byzantine Anonymous Follis of Christ, Class A3, Basil II & Constantine VIII, c. 1023 - 11 November 1028 A.D.
This is a new ornaments variety, unlisted by Bellinger and Grierson, with one pellet in each limb of the nimbus cross, two pellets vertically arranged within a jeweled border on the Gospels and the ornamentation shown below under the reverse inscription. The ornamentation above the inscription is off flan but most likely the same as below. We have designated this new variety Grierson-NumisWiki ornaments F1c.
BZ86497. Bronze anonymous follis
, Anonymous follis
of Christ, class A3; SBCV
1818; Grierson-NumisWiki ornaments F1c, gVF, attractive bust
of Christ, tight ragged flan
, bumps and marks, edge chip, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight
8.514g, maximum diameter
27.9mm, die axis
, c. 1023 - 11 Nov 1028 A.D.; obverse
+ EMMANOVHΛ (Latinized Hebrew: Emmanuel - "God with us"), facing bust
of Christ, wearing nimbus cruciger
, and colobium
, holding gospels with both hands
, IC - XC
(Greek abbreviation for Jesus Christ) across field
+ IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Greek: Jesus Christ King
of Kings), ornamentation
above and below inscription
; unpublished variety
Catalog current as of Friday, April 19, 2019.
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