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Coin Type: Holed bronze anonymous Byzantine follis, class I, attributed to Nicephoros
III, 1078-1081 CE
Size and Weight: 25mm, 4.9g
Obverse: IC in left field, X(C) in right field.
Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels in left hand.
Reverse: Latin cross with X at center, globule and two pellets at each extremity, flanked by two crescents in upper field and by two floral ornaments in lower field.
Provenance: Ancient Numismatic Enterprise, Vcoins, August 2006
Ref: BCV 1889
BW Ref: 001 025 087
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Note: Overstruck on a follis of Michael VII.
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