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ID:     74000852
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Nicephorus I
Date Ruled:     AD 802-811
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Solidus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 802-803
Weight:     4.44 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     n ICI FOROS bASILE’
Obverse Description:     Crowned facing bust, wearing chlamys, holding cross potent in right hand, akakia in left
Reverse Legend:     IhSuS XRIS TuS nICA
Reverse Description:     Cross potent on three steps; archaic theta
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     DOC III 1a
Reference2:     SB 1603
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=97265
Grade:     Good VF, light scrape on obverse, small edge bump.
Notes:     Sale: Triton X, Lot: 852 From the Mark Poncin Collection.