Coins and Antiquities Consignment Shop
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register. All items are guaranteed authentic for eternity! Please call us if you have questions 252-646-1958. Thanks for your business! Welcome Guest. Please login or register. Internet challenged? We are happy to take your order over the phone. Please call if you have questions 252-646-1958. Thanks for your business!

×Catalog Main Menu
Fine Coins Showcase

Antiquities Showcase
Recent Additions
Recent Price Reductions

Show empty categories
Shop Search
Shopping Cart
Contact Us
About Forum
Shopping at Forum
Our Guarantee
Payment Options
Shipping Options & Fees
Privacy & Security
Forum Staff
Selling Your Coins
Identifying Your Coin
FAQs
   View Categories
Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Comnen Dynasty| > |Nicephorus III| > BZ90892
Byzantine Empire, Nicephorus III Botaniates and Maria, 7 January 1078 - 1 April 1081 A.D.
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.
BZ90892. Silver miliaresion, DOC III part 2, 6; SBCV 1886; Sommer 56.4; Morrisson BnF p. 661 (non in the collection); Wroth BMC p. 537 and pl. LXIII, 8 (Berlin specimen); Ratto -, Fair, clipped, holed, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 0.988g, maximum diameter 20.3mm, die axis 180o, obverse large ornamented patriarchal cross-crosslet set on pellet on four steps; X at center, • above crescent on shaft; flanked by crowned facing busts of Nicephorus on left, wearing jeweled chlamys, and Maria, on right, wearing loros; reverse NIKHΦP / KAI MAPIA / ΠICTOI PA/CILΛEIC PΩ/MAIΩN in five lines; very rare; SOLD










REFERENCES|

Berk, H. Eastern Roman Successors of the Sestertius. (Chicago, 1987).
Berk, H. Roman Gold Coins of the Medieval World, 383 - 1453 A.D. (Joliet, IL, 1986).
Grierson, P. Byzantine Coins. (London, 1982).
Grierson, P. Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, Vol III, Part 2: Basil I to Nicephorus III, 867-1081. (Washington D.C., 1973).
Morrisson, C. Catalogue des Monnaies Byzantines de la Bibliothèque Nationale II, 711 - 1204. (Paris, 1970).
Ratto, R. Monnaies Byzantines et d'autre Pays contemporaines à l'époque byzantine. (Lugano, 1930).
Sabatier, J. Description générale des monnaies Byzantines. (Paris, 1863).
Sear, D. Byzantine Coins and Their Values. (London, 1987).
Sommer, A. Die Münzen des Byzantinischen Reiches 491-1453. Mit einem Anhang: Die Münzen des Kaiserreichs von Trapezunt. (Regenstauf, 2010).
Tolstoi, I. Monnaies byzantines. (St. Petersburg, 1913 - 14).
Wroth, W. Catalogue of the Imperial Byzantine Coins in the British Museum. (London, 1908).

Catalog current as of Monday, October 21, 2019.
Page created in 0.906 seconds.
Byzantine Coins of Nicephorus III