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ID:     711660
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Nicephorus I
Date Ruled:     802-811 AD
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Semissis
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 803-811
Weight:     1.74 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     NICI FOROS b'
Obverse Description:     Crowned facing bust of Nicephorus, holding globus cruciger and akakia
Reverse Legend:     S CIS dESP'
Reverse Description:     Crowned facing bust of Stauracius, holding cross potent globus and akakia
Mint:     Syracuse
Primary Reference:     DOC III 7
Reference2:     SB 1609
Reference3:     Spahr 346-348
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=76888
Grade:     EF, lustrous, struck on an irregular flan
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1660 Rare