Charlemagne, coin, Christianity
In 806 a much-discussed silver denarius bearing the likeness of Charlemagne was issued. This is called the “temple-type” coin due to the (as yet unidentified) architectural structure illustrated on the reverse side, and which is explicitly labeled as representing the epitome of “Christian Religion.” By examining different kinds of archeological and documentary evidence, this building can now be finally identified. It is, in short, the “Edicule” built by Constantine the Great in 326 to cover the Tomb of Christ (or Holy Sepulcher) in Jerusalem.
Moffitt, John F.
"Charlemagne’s Denarius, Constantine’s Edicule, and the Vera Crux,"
Quidditas: Vol. 28
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/rmmra/vol28/iss1/5