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ID:     7688
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Romanus III, Argyrus
Date Ruled:     AD 1025-34
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Class B Anonymous Follis
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 1025-34
Diameter:     25.5 mm
Weight:     7.98 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     + EMMANOVHΛ
Obverse Description:     Bust of Christ facing wearing a nimbus, pallium and colobium holding an ornamented book of the Gospels with His left hand.
Reverse Legend:     bAS-ILE/bAS-ILE
Reverse Description:     Cross with a pellet at each extremity on three steps; above transverse limbs of the crucifix IS-XS and beneath, bAS-ILE/ bAS-ILE
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     SBCV 1823
Reference2:     DOC pp. 676-9
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=4443