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John I Class A1 SB1793, over struck on a Nicephorus II SB 1783
OBVERSE: +EMMANOVHA. Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr. (two pellets in each limb of cross), pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels (cover ornamented with pellet in border of dots) with both hands. IC; to r., XC barred.
Reverse: +IhSUS/XRISTUS/bASILEU/bASILE four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 969-976 CE
SB 1793 Class A1
25mm, 7.00g

overstruck on a

Nicephorus II AE follis
Obverse: NICIFR bASIL RW, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing loros and additional jewelled robe, holding cross-topped sceptre and trefoil on globe.
Reverse: NICHF-EN QEW bA-SILEVS RW-MAIWN, legend in four lines.
Date: 963-969 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 1783 DOC 7
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