ByzantineAnonymous Follis of Christ, Class I, Nicephorus III, 7 January 1078 ? 1 April 1081, Crusader Imitative?
Unusual thin and slightly syphate flan, possibly a crusader imitative.
BZ54801. Bronze anonymous follis, Anonymous follis of Christ, class I; SBCV 1889; unusual thin and slightly syphate flan, possibly a crusader imitative, F, weight 3.520 g, maximum diameter 24.2 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople mint, obverse IC - XC, bust of Christ facing, with nimbus cruciger, wears pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels; reverse Latin cross, with X at center, globule and two pellets at each extremity, floral ornament flanking below, crescents flanking above; $70.00 (€53.90)
ByzantineAnonymous Follis of Christ, Class F, Constantine X, 25 December 1059 - 21 May 1067 A.D.
In 1063, the River Thames was frozen for 14 weeks.
BZ55315. Bronze anonymous follis, Anonymous follis of Christ, class F; SBCV 1856, aF, overstruck, weight 5.743 g, maximum diameter 29.5 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople mint, 1059 - 1067 A.D.; obverse Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction; gospels in left hand, IC - XC (Jesus Christ); reverse IS XS / bASILE / bASIL (Jesus Christ King of Kings) in three lines, cross above and beneath; scarce; $32.00 (€24.64)
ByzantineAnonymous Follis of Christ, Class A3, Basil II & Constantine VIII, c. 1023 - 11 November 1028 A.D.
Possibly a provincial mint issue.
BZ36186. Bronze anonymous follis, Anonymous follis of Christ, class A3; SBCV 1818; Grierson ornaments 32, VF, weight 10.495 g, maximum diameter 29.3 mm, die axis 180o, c. 1023 - 11 Nov 1028 A.D.; obverse + EMMANOVHL, facing nimbatebust of Christ, pallium and colobium, holding gospels with both hands, to left IC, to right XC; nimbus and Gospels ornamented with crosses; reverse + IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Jesus Christ King of Kings), cross above and below legend; SOLD
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