SH76553. Bronze follis, DOC III part 2, p. 706, N.1 (anonymous class N follis); Grierson 1976, type a; Bland Basilacius pl. 36, B; SBCV 1903A; Sommer 58.1, VF, uneven strike as always for the type, overstruck (some of the type are overstruck on class D and E anonymous folles), Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, weight 5.047g, maximum diameter 26.8mm, die axis 180o
, summer 1078 A.D.; obverse [+NIKHΦW-PO]C BACI(ΛK?)E (a new legend variation!
), facing bust of Christ, nimbus cross with plain arms, wearing tunic and himation, right hand raised in blessing, Gospels in left, IC
flanking across field; reverse patriarchal cross on base; IC
(Jesus Christ conquers) in the quarters; extremely rare