He who places his hope on thee, O Virgin all-glorious, will prosper in all he does.

Inscription on Byzantine coin during reign of Romanus III



Tuesday, July 17, 2007
















This a a gold coin issued in Byzantium during the reign of Michael III (842-867). The coin bears the image of Christ Pantocrator. What a wonderful reminder of the important role that honest money plays in the progress of human civilization.