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More on coins and swollen cheeks

February 7, 2012

imageMario Latendresse (see his wonderful site) tells us:

For a Byzantine coin representing Christ with a swelling cheek, an impressive example is from the reign of Constantine VII. It was minted in 945. See

http://www.sindonology.org/byzantineCoins/coins.shtml

for descriptive text and photographs of that coin.

Check it out. On Mario’s site you can click to enlarge it. The comparisons to the shroud image are amazing.

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