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ID:     672
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Nicephorus III, Botaniates
Date Ruled:     AD 1071-1078
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Anonymous follis Class I
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 1071-1078
Diameter:     22.9 mm
Weight:     3.7 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Description:     Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction; gospels in left hand, IC - XC (Jesus Christ) in fields
Reverse Description:     Latin cross with X at center and globule and two pellets at each extremity, floral ornaments in lower fields; crescents in upper fields
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     SBCV 1889
Reference2:     DOC I 1.1-64
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=2939