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ID:     6223
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Nicephorus III, Botaniates
Date Ruled:     AD 1078-1081
Metal:     Electrum
Denomination:     Histamenon nomisma
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     A.D. 24 Mar 1078 - 4 Apr 1081
Diameter:     29.2 mm
Weight:     4.3 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     IC - XC
Obverse Description:     Christ seated facing on a throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, gospels in left, raises right in benediction, IC - XC on sides of nimbus, all inside double border
Reverse Legend:     +NIKHFΡ ∆EC TW ROTANIAT
Reverse Description:     Nicephorus standing facing on footstool, bearded, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum with cross on shaft and globus cruciger, all inside double border
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     SBCV 1881
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=1350