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ID:     6216
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     John VIII, Palaeologus
Date Ruled:     AD 1423-1448
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stavrata
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 1423-1448
Diameter:     23.4 mm
Weight:     6.66 g
Obverse Legend:     IC - XC (Jesus Christ)
Obverse Description:     Bust of Christ facing, cross nimbus, tunic and himation, r. raised in benediction, Gospels in l., double border with eight pellets between
Reverse Legend:     IWANHC ∆ECΠOTIC O ΠΑΛΕΟΛΟΓOC / ΘV XARITI AVTOKPATOP or similar (illegibl
Reverse Description:     Bust of John VIII facing, bearded, nimbate, wearing crown with pendilia, one pellet in both left and right fields
Primary Reference:     SBCV 2564
Reference2:     DO V variety K
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=3019