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Class A1, sb1793 attributed to the reign of John I (969- 976 CE)
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, 5.99g
These have smaller thin flans and are frequently overstruck on folles of Nicephorus II or Constantine VII, They lack the ornaments above and below the reverse inscription which characterize the succeeding class.
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