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Lot 181





Estimate: 850 CHF   |   Starting price: 850 CHF Price realized: 1'700 CHF
Nicephorus II Phocas, 963-969. Histamenon Nomisma. AV 4.42 g. +IhS XPS RªX RªGNANTIYm Nimbate, facing bust of Christ, wearing tunic and himation, holding Book of Gospels in his l. hand, his r. hand raised in benediction. Rev. +ΘªOTOC'b'HΘ' nICHF' dªSP' The facing, half-length figures of the Virgin, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, between M-Θ, and of Nicephorus, wearing loros, pendilia and crown with cross; they are holding with their r. hands between them long patriarchal cross. DO 584, 4; Sear 1778.
Scarce. Extremely fine

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