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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Anonymous Folles| > BZ88929
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.
BZ88929. Bronze anonymous follis, Anonymous follis of Christ, DOC III-2, class A3; SBCV 1818; Grierson-NumisWiki ornaments F24a2 (crude), gVF, attractive toned copper surfaces, uneven strike, reverse off center, some porosity, uncertain (Greek?, unofficial?) mint, weight 10.689g, maximum diameter 27.6mm, die axis 180o, c. 1023 - 11 Nov 1028 A.D.; obverse + EMMANOVHΛ (Latinized Hebrew: Emmanuel), facing bust of Christ, wearing nimbus cruciger with two pellets in each limb of cross, pallium, and colobium, holding gospels with both hands, gospels ornamented with a star-like ornament, to left IC, to right XC; reverse + IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Greek: Jesus Christ King of Kings), crude ornamentation above and below inscription; rare; $170.00










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