imageA “Passing Stranger” writes in a comment:

Wow!! Even by the standards of the nonsense that shroudies come out with the “coins on the eyelids” is far out. Ignore mere facts about the cloth, image processing, numismatics and Jewish burial customs just to cling to the chance this medieval fake is real.

Dear Passing Stranger. Thanks for dropping by. The the mere fact that your comment appears here shows that we don’t ignore these facts. It may be difficult to notice if you are just passing through; many of us agree with you except on one specific point; most of us don’t think the shroud is medieval. However, a couple of us do think it is medieval. Charles Freeman and Colin Berry come to mind. Of course, Colin is not a shroudie. He is a shroudologist.