Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. Histamenon (Electrum, 31 mm, 4.29 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing; in field, IC - XC. Rev. +NIKHΦP ΔECΠT B Crowned facing bust of Nicephorus Botaniates, wearing collar piece and loros, and holding a cross-tipped scepter in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. DOC 1. SB 1883. Scarcer histamenon type of Botaniates. Two flan cracks and with graffiti in each side, otherwise, very fine.
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