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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Comnen Dynasty| > |Nicephorus III| > BZ99107
Byzantine Empire, Nicephorus III Botaniates, 7 January 1078 - 1 April 1081
|Nicephorus| |III|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Nicephorus| |III| |Botaniates,| |7| |January| |1078| |-| |1| |April| |1081|, NEWThe 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.
BZ99107. Electrum histamenon nomisma, DOC III-2 2; Wroth BMC 5; Ratto 2050; Morrisson BnF p. 660, type 2; SBCV 1882; Sommer 56.2, aVF, scyphate, broken, 1/3 missing, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 2.982g, maximum diameter 28.2mm, die axis 180o, 7 Jan 1078 - 1 Apr 1081; obverse Christ seated facing on square back throne, bearded, nimbate with pellet in each cross arm, wears pallium and colobium, raises right hand in benediction, gospels in left hand, IC - XC (Greek abbreviation: Ihsos Xrists - Jesus Christ) flanking head; 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; from the Robert Wachter Collection; $170.00 SALE |PRICE| $153.00




  






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