In America our money is engraved with the words, “IN GOD WE TRUST.” But did you know that there was a time when the actual face of Jesus Christ was engraved on the legal tender and coin of the realm? The gold reproduction coin pictured here was issued by Michael VII Dukcas, (1071-78 AD), emperor of the Byzantine Empire, which was the center of Eastern Christendom from 324 to 1453 A.D., with Rome being the center of Western Christianity. The Eastern seat was Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey), named after the Emperor Constantine, who declared Christianity the state religion of his empire. It is a thrilling fact of history that many empires and emperors were so thoroughly won to Christ that the Christian faith was virtually the only religion, and that Christ was so honored that His image was minted on the coins of monetary exchange!
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