1ST DEPICTION OF CHRIST ON A COIN (685 AD)Invest Now
$18,000Initial Offering Marketing Cap
$9.00Initial Offering Share Price
12/2021Initial Offering Date
Less than 700 years after Christ’s death, Byzantine Emperor Justinian II began feuding with the Pope and Western Church. Disagreements escalated in 692 AD when Justinian II announced a series of decrees — the most controversial being the decision to depict Christ in human form, a violation of accepted tradition that was permanently etched on the face of a coin. #JUSTINIAN is a well-preserved relic from the first time Christ appeared on a coin, minted during Justinian II’s First Reign in Constantinople. Just 3 examples have been graded higher in NGC’s population.
“The Empire’s gold coins set an artistic and monetary standard for the Mediterranean world throughout most of Byzantine history.”— The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Justinian II is born.
After the death of his father, Constantine IV, Justinian II becomes the last Byzantine Emperor of the Heraclian dynasty at age 16.
Justinian II convenes the Council in Trullo, establishing 102 “canons,” or statements of religious customs and practices, many of which contradict the traditions of the Western Church. Among these canons is the decree that Christ should be represented as a human rather than the traditional lamb.
It is believed that around this time Justinian mints coins depicting Christ in human form. #JUSTINIAN is minted in Constantinople.
Justinian II dies.
The Professional Numismatists Guild reports on the growing market for rare coins, citing nearly $369M of sales at public auction in 2020.
Rally enters into an agreement to acquire #JUSTINIAN and offer it on the Rally platform.
Minted in Constantinople, #JUSTINIAN features an image of Jesus Christ, with a cross behind his head and the book of gospels held in his left arm. The words “Jesus Christ King of Kings” surround him. The opposite side of this 4.45g gold coin displays an image of Justinian II with the words “Justinian, servant of Christ” surrounding him.Invest Now
|Initial Offering Share Price||$9|
|Number of Shares||2,000|
|Initial Offering Market Cap.||$18,000|
|Minted Date||AD 685-695|
|Significance||First Numismatic Representation of Christ|
|Obverse||Portrait of Christ|
|Reverse||Portrait of Justinian II|
|Rarity||1 of 55|
|Grade (Strike)||April 5, 2021|
|Grade (Surface)||May 5, 2021|