CoinArchives.com ANCIENT COINS, BYZANTINE, Leo III, the Isaurian (AD 717-741). Gold Solidus, 4.42g, Constantinople. d N O LEO-N PA MXL' crowned and draped bust of Leo III facing, holding globus cruciger and akakia. Rev. VICTORIA AVGX, cross potent set on three steps, S//CONOB. (cf DOC 1 (officina not recorded); MIB 1; SB 1502). A couple of light scratches,
Byzantine Empire. Constantine V with Leo IV, 751-775 AD. Gold Solidus, Constantinople mint. This shows the flattening of form and image even though it is depicted on a coin, it is very stereotypical of the Byzantine style.
Jesus depicted on an early 8th-century Byzantine coin. After the Byzantine iconoclasm all coins had Christ on them.