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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Comnen Dynasty| > |Nicephorus III| > SH70970
Byzantine Empire, Nicephorus III Botaniates, 7 January 1078 - 1 April 1081
|Nicephorus| |III|, |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.
SH70970. Electrum histamenon nomisma, DOC III part 2, 3b; Sommer 56.3; Wroth BMC 7 - 9; Ratto 2051; Morrisson BnF 1 - 7; SBCV 1881, F/VF, flan crack, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.257g, maximum diameter 28.7mm, die axis 180o, obverse Christ seated facing on a throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, no pellets in the arms of the cross, 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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