clip_image001He writes:

[This] face of Christ, minted in a quite common Byzantine coin of Manuel I (1143-1180 AD) is clearly different from the much more popular TS-like face of many Byzantine coins of these centuries.

It shows short hair, no beard and a strange sign, a bubble on the chin bottom. Can someone give me more information on this face?

In particular I ask for a similar image from a fresco or an icon of this period showing a face of Christ having the same featuires.

I also ask for an explanation of the bubble on the chin bottom (it is not a defect because it also appears in other different coins).

Thank you in advance. Best regards.


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