SH87639. 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, near complete inscription with at least part of each letter visible
, crude, overstruck with severe undertype effects, bumps, scratches, corrosion, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, weight 5.607g, maximum diameter 29.6mm, die axis 180o
, summer 1078 A.D.; obverse +NIKHΦO-POC BACΛE, 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; barred IC - XC / NI
(Jesus Christ conquers) in the quarters; among the best examples known to Forum of this extremely rare and always crude overstruck type!
; extremely rare