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Byzantine Empire, Nicephorus II Phocas, 16 August 963 - 10 December 969 A.D., with Basil II
Luxembourg was founded in 963.
SH73341. Gold histamenon nomisma, DOC III part 2, 4.1; Morrisson BnF 39/Cp/AV/6; Wroth BMC 3; Ratto 1912; Sommer 38.2; SBCV 1778, gVF, perfect centering, bold, double strike, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.447g, maximum diameter 22.2mm, die axis 225o
, 16 Aug 963 - 10 Dec 969 A.D.; obverse +•Ihs XΓS REX REGNANTInm (Jesus Christ King of Kings), bust of Christ facing wearing nimbus cruciger with two pellets in each limb of the cross, pallium, and colobium, raising right in benediction, Gospels in left; reverse +ΘOTOC' bHΘ' hIEHF dESP' (God-bearer help ruler Nicephorus), facing busts of the Virgin, on left, and Nicephorus, on right, they hold a long patriarchal cross between them, she is nimbate, wears a stola and maphorium and divides M/•-Θ (mother of God), he has a short beard and wears a crown and loros; ex Clark Smith Numismatists (San Rafael, CA); SOLD
Catalog current as of Saturday, August 24, 2019.
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