This remarkable coin is the first to feature the Hand without also depicting the beneficiary of the blessing. In its earlier forms, the Manus Dei indicated God’s blessing, appearing above a devotional figure, usually a king. For example, on a fourth-century Roman coin, the Hand leads the Christian emperor Constantine to Heaven. The use of the Hand by Itself sends an evocative message, suggesting that the bearer of the coin is also a recipient of God’s divine influence. The so-called ”Hand Heller“ is not just a lucky coin, but a blesssed one.