Christ on Coins

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  1. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    I don't think this thread can go any further without the inclusion of stevex6's famous zombie Jesus! (Now holding an honoured position in my own collection.)

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    Nicephorus II (963-969) w/ Basil II fourrée solidus

    Merry Christmas everyone!!
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  3. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
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  4. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Every time this comes up, I show one of my two better fourrees so this time you get the bad ones.
    Basil I

    Michael IV
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  5. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Those are AWESOME. The hole on the Michael VII greatly enhances the coin!!
  6. Nvb

    Nvb Well-Known Member

    AV Histamenon of Basilius II 976-1025
    Christ facing
    Basil and Constantine facing, with cross
    Sear 1800, Ratto 1945
    Ex Sternberg VI, 1976 lot 1032

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  7. arnoldoe

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    Constantine VIII 1025-1028
  8. SeptimusT

    SeptimusT Well-Known Member

    It's kind of crude, but this one feels very fitting for Christmas:

    Norman Sicily, Roger I
    : ROGERVS COME +S, Roger mounted left wearing Norman helmet, holding kite shield and striped banner
    Reverse: +MARIA MATER DNI; enthroned nimbate Virgin Mary holding nimbate, infant Christ in lap
    24mm, 7.25g, 1072 – 1101, pierced in ye olden dayes
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  9. robinjojo

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    Excellent coin!

    I only have one gold Byzantine coin, the vast majority being bronze, and one silver coin, a hexagram.

    This is a gold histamenon nomisma of Isaac I, 1057-1059 AD

    D-Camera Isaac I, Gold  Histamenon Nomisma,  1057-1059,  6-15-20.jpg

    Happy holidays.
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  10. robinjojo

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    A beautiful example, Al.
  11. robinjojo

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    A stunning coin!
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  13. BenSi

    BenSi Supporter! Supporter

    I got this in a bag of coins from Savoca. It is a nice A2 Anonymous follis. 13.1 gm and 33.25 at the widest side. Really nice portrait , the reverse looks a bit blurry.
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  14. Gavin Richardson

    Gavin Richardson Well-Known Member

    54A832DD-C0BE-4E73-A6D9-3CACE99C2015.jpeg Guys, you got it all wrong. According to eBay, this is the first coin of Christ. Get yours now before they’re all gone! Supplies are limited. :joyful:
  15. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    This reminds me of the theory a couple hundred years ago that the Rhodes 3/4 facing heads depicted Christ wearing a crown of thorns. People see what they want to see.
  16. Voulgaroktonou

    Voulgaroktonou Well-Known Member

    What a beautiful example, ancientJoe! My example in gold is not nearly as nice as yours, but here is one of my silvers of the type.
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  17. Voulgaroktonou

    Voulgaroktonou Well-Known Member

    Oops, forgot to attach photo. Once more:
    What a beautiful example, ancientJoe! My example in gold is not nearly as nice as yours, but here is one of my silvers of the type. Badly struck, as usual, for the hexagrams....
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  18. Voulgaroktonou

    Voulgaroktonou Well-Known Member

    Yep, here are my Constantine XIs. They are not pretty.
  19. Quant.Geek

    Quant.Geek Well-Known Member

    @AncientJoe Wow, that is a stunner! Both the coin and the photographing skills are above par.

    Here are some non-Byzantine coins that have Christ on them:

    Bulgaria: Todor Svetoslav (1300-1322) AR Grosh, Veliko Turnovo Mint (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.8.1-3)
    Obv: IC XC across field; Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing,
    Rev: СВѦТСЛАВ-ЦБЛГАРОМ; Todor Svetoslav standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter

    Hungary: Charles Róbert (1307-1342) BI Denár (Huszár-450, Unger-357) Obv: Christ standing facing within mandorla, raising right hand in benediction; in left, book of Gospels
    Rev: Kneeling Angel facing left with a halo and cross
  20. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    Ebay never ceases to amaze....
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