Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. Histamenon (Electrum, 29 mm, 4.35 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC - XC Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels with left. Rev. +NIKHΦP ΔECΠT 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. Lightly toned. Small flan flaw on obverse, a flan crack on 5h and hairline cleaning scratches, otherwise, very fine.
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