Byzantine Coins Influenced by the Shroud of Christ
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This is the first book in the world that relates the different images of Christ on Byzantine coins with the image of Jesus Christ on the Shroud, the most important relic of Christianity even if the effigy of Christ is the most researched and collected by numismatists. This book, which should be understandable to everyone, demonstrates the strong influence that had the Shroud in the Byzantine period up to the fall of Constantinople in 1204 AD. The numerous collectors will therefore be interested not only in having a numismatic analysis of these coins but also a historical-religious analysis.
Giulio Fanti is associate professor of mechanical and thermal measurements at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Italy. Since 1997 he has directed his interest to the Shroud, especially with reference to the still scientifically inexplicable body image impressed on it. Prof. Fanti was responsible for university research projects concerning the most important relic of Christianity and has headed for more than 15 years the Shroud Science Group, consisting of about 140 dedicated scientists. He has published more than 200 scientific articles in international journals and has authored 10 books and over 80 scientific articles on the Shroud.