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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Comnen Dynasty| > |Nicephorus III| > SH53622
Byzantine Empire, Nicephorus III Botaniates, 7 January 1078 - 1 April 1081
The inept rule of Michael VII led to several revolts. Nicephorus seized the capital, was crowned and married Michael's wife, Empress Maria of Alania. To ensure the succession of her son Constantine, Empress Maria conspired with Alexius Comnenus to dispose of Nicephorus. Just as Nicephorus had banished Michael to a monastery, Alexius Comnenus banished Nicephorus to a monastery.
SH53622. Electrum histamenon nomisma, DOC III part 2, 3, SBCV 1881, Morrisson BnF 1 - 7, Wroth BMC 7 - 11, Ratto 2051 - 2052, VF, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.374g, maximum diameter 29.5mm, die axis 180o, obverse Christ seated facing on a throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium, and colobium, gospels in left, raises right in benediction, IC - XC on sides of nimbus, all inside double border; reverse +NIKHFP ∆EC TW ROTANIAT, Nicephorus standing facing on footstool, bearded, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum with cross on shaft and globus cruciger, all inside double border; very scarce; SOLD

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