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Jenny Stanford Series on Christian Relics and Phenomena

Byzantine Coins Influenced by the Shroud of Christ

by Giulio Fanti

The scientist’s audacity, spurred on by faith, is revealed in the amazing results that emerged from the rigorous investigation of an intellect made expert by the great love of truth. … the famous expert on the Holy Shroud offers a painstaking analysis of the countless numismatic images that he shows dependent on the visible imprint of Christ as witnessed in the Sacred Linen. … To him, my esteem, my gratitude and by virtue of the priesthood my personal blessing.

Don Lieto Massignani, Professor of Sacred Scripture and Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, Retired from Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Settentrionale-Padova, Italy
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814877886
  • Series: Jenny Stanford Series on Christian Relics and Phenomena
  • Subject: General Chemistry
  • Published: November 2021
  • Pages: 378

Numerous studies have been carried out on Byzantine coins, but there are still no univocal interpretations on the details of the figures represented there and in particular on those relating to Jesus Christ. The information derived from the studies on the Holy Shroud, the most important Relic of Christ in Christianity, has clearly resulted in some new interpretations.

This is the first book in the world that deals extensively with the effigy of Christ, despite being the most sought after and collected by numismatists. Furthermore, the book relates the different images of the Redeemer on Byzantine coins with the image of Jesus Christ on the Shroud, the most important Relic of Christianity. The numerous collectors will therefore be interested in having not only a numismatic analysis of these coins but also a historical-religious study. This book, which should be understandable to everyone, demonstrates the strong influence that the Shroud had in the Byzantine era.