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ID:     15298
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Nicephorus III, Botaniates
Date Ruled:     AD 1078-1081
Metal:     Electrum
Denomination:     Histamenon nomisma
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 1078-1081
Diameter:     32 mm
Weight:     4.346 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     IC - XC
Obverse Description:     Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, gospels in left, raises right in benediction, double border
Reverse Legend:     +NIKHFΡ ∆EC TW ROTANIAT
Reverse Description:     Bearded bust facing, wearing crown and loros, holding cross in right, globus cruciger in left, double border
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     SBCV 1883
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=13924