Byzantine Bronze Coin Of Christ Fine

These Byzantine bronze Follis are the first coins to portray Jesus Christ. They were issued in the 10th or 11th Century AD and have a portrait of Christ on one side and either a cross or lettering on the other. These coins are individually struck one at a time by hand, so the designs and strikes will differ. Here we offer these coins in Fine grade; they have a lot of detail. It has been some time since we had so many nice examples.
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SKU: ABC0043
£75.00
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