Anonymous Follis, Class H
Description: Time of Michael VII (1071 - 1078). AE Anonymous Follis, Class H, Constantinople mint. Facing bust of Christ, holding Gospels / Patriarchal cross with globule and pellets at extremities, floral ornament below.
Diameter: AE27 mm
Weight: 6,2 g
Attribution: DOC 694-5; SB 1880
Commentary: brown patina, some pitting, good details
History: The relatively late appearance of Christ image on Byzantine coinage results from the controversies during the iconoclastic period, where any religious depictions were considered a heresy.
Article Number: 058-03-03-42386