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ID:     15295
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Alexius I, Comnenus
Date Ruled:     AD 1081-1118
Metal:     Electrum
Denomination:     Histamenon nomisma
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 1081-1118
Diameter:     31.2 mm
Weight:     4.422 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     IC - XC
Obverse Description:     Christ enthroned facing on square-backed throne, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction, gospels in left, double border
Reverse Legend:     + AΛEIIW ∆ECΠOT TW KM
Reverse Description:     Bust facing wearing crown and jeweled chlamys, holding scepter surmounted by star of eight pellets in right and globus cruciger in left
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     SBCV 1893
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=13921