Byzantine Bronze Folles with Bust of Christ 976-1025 CE(LG)

BYZCHRISTFOLLES-NGC
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  • Byzantine Bronze Folles with Bust of Christ 976-1025 CE(LG)
  • Byzantine Bronze Folles with Bust of Christ 976-1025 CE(LG)
Byzantine Bronze Folles with Bust of Christ 976-1025 CE(LG)

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  • Order Code: BYZCHRISTFOLLES-NGC
  • Grade/Condition: (LG) Low grade
  • Weight/Dimensions: 51.2 g
  • Metal: Bronze
  • Obverse: Christ Portrait
  • Reverse: Legend "Jesus Christ King Of Kings"
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This bronze coin, class AE2, is an example of the anonymous Byzantine folles featuring the image of Jesus Christ, facing forward—a different style than Roman coins, which had portraits left- or right-facing. The reverse was originally a Greek inscription reading ”Jesus Christ, King of Kings,“ although subsequent issues varied. They were struck by subsequent emperors until the end of the First Crusade.