Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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Codex sang. 51 foglio 266
To return to the Sankt Galln Codex51 and its Crucifixion in Codex 51 foglio 266.
The four corners of the borders are marked by a square containing a stylized Coss potent which is drawn in the Greek manner with equal arms. Behind the Cross are four flights of steps. This refers to the Cross potent punch used on the reverse of coins struck in the reign of teh Byzantine emperor Tiberius II (578-582) and subsequently by the Heraclius (610-641) and his successors up to Leo III (717-741) with whom began the iconoclast crisis.
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A solidus struck in 647/8 fÃ¬depicting Constans II d teh Cross potent on the reverse: