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JESUS CHRIST WITH BOOK OF GOSPELS, JOHN I, OVERSTRUCK, BYZANTINE, 969-976 A.D.

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JESUS CHRIST WITH BOOK OF GOSPELS, JOHN I, OVERSTRUCK, BYZANTINE, 969-976 A.D.

A Historic early depiction of Christ on a coin around or before the time of First Crusade

Anonymous Follis, diam. 26mm, bronze (6.09g). Avers: bust of Jesus Christ en face, wearing nimbus cross, holding book of gospels with both hands, Revers: +IhSUS / XRISTUS / bASILEU / bASILE in four lines; Byzantine Period, time of John I Tzimisces, 969-976 A.D.

condition: Choice Fine, overstruck to an earlier issue