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Inverted anchor cross. A cross with slightly widened ends, with two anchor flukes coming out of the top and curving left and right, also with slightly widened ends.

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  • 2017 Austria 5 Euro Easter Lamb

    2017 Austria 5 Euro Easter Lamb

    A commemorative coin for the most important holiday This is my entry for Day 1 “A” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!A = Austria. Obverse Austria joined the “Euro” at its commencement in 2002, replacing the Schilling (made up of 100 Groschen). The European Central Bank set the regulations for normal circulating coins in…

  • Christ died for our sins medallion

    Christ died for our sins medallion

    The meaning of Easter and Christianity in one image Obverse As a humble numismatist, I don’t think I am qualified to teach on theology. As a Christian, I can hopefully pen a few words on one of the key aspects of our faith without botching it too badly though! The Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and…

  • 1028-1034 Romanus III Byzantine Follis

    1028-1034 Romanus III Byzantine Follis

    Here is a coin which neatly fits both my interest in Roman coins AND in Christian themed pieces. Issued under Byzantine emperor Romanus III, this Follis is generally called an “Anonymous” follis because it doesn’t include the emperor’s name. My piece is, admittedly, not in the condition it left the Constantinople mint (Modern day Turkey)…