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Byzantine Empire, Nicephorus II Phocas, 16 August 963 - 10 December 969 A.D., with Basil II
SH33679. Gold histamenon nomisma, DOC III part 2, 1; Morrisson BnF 39/Cp/AV/1; Wroth BMC 2; Ratto 1911; SBCV 1776; Berk -; Sommer -, EF, superb portrait of Christ, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.414g, maximum diameter 20.0mm, die axis 180o
, obverse +Ihs XPS REX REGNANTInm (Jesus Christ King of Kings), bust of Christ facing wearing nimbus cruciger with three pellets in each limb, pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction, Gospels in left; reverse NICHFOR CE bASIL AuGG b R (Aυγουστοι Bασιλεις Pωμαιων
- Emperors, Kings of the Romans), on left Nicephorus, crowned, wearing loros, holding patriarchal cross with his stepson Basil, crowned, wearing chlamys; rare
Catalog current as of Sunday, August 18, 2019.
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