Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. Histamenon Nomisma, electrum. EL 4.38 g. Christ, nimbate, seated facing on backless throne, wearing pallium and colobium, holding Book of Gospels in his l. hand, his r. hand raised in benediction; in field above, IC - XC; double border of dots. Rev. +NIKHΦ ΔªCΠ - Tw POTANIAT Emperor standing facing on suppedium, wearing loros, pendilia and crown, holding globe cruciger on his l. hand, with his r. hand labarum, X on shaft; around, double border of dots. DO 826, 3b; Sear 1881.
Estimate: 350 CHF
Starting price: 350 CHF
Price realized: 280 CHF
Obv. Very fine. Rev. Good very fine
Auction H.D. Rauch GmbH, Vienna 71 (2003), 1217.
Auction UBS AG, Zurich 77 (2008), 743.