Byzantine Legend

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  1. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Weighing 7.93 g. the following anonymous Byzantine coin has some lettering on left field of obverse that doesn't look to be Greek or Latin. What could that be?

    JesAn O.JPG JesRev R.JPG
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    Bronze anonymous follis, class C; SBCV 1825, Constantinople mint, 1034 - 1041 A.D.; obverse + EMMANOVHL, three-quarter length figure of Christ standing facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction, Gospels in left,
    IC-XC; reverse Jeweled cross with pellet at each extremity, in the angles IC - XC / NI-KA (May Jesus Christ Conquer)

    Immanuel, the prophesized name of the Messiah.
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