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    Unique Nicephorus III Variety

    Nicephorus III Botaniates (1078-1081). EL histamenon nomisma (28mm, 4.35 gm, 6h). Constantinople, 1078. Barred IC - XC, facing half-length bust of Christ Pantocrator, with cruciform nimbus with five pellets in each bar of cross, holding book of Gospels cradled in left arm / + NIKHΦ, crowned facing bust of Nicephorus, wearing saccos and loros, holding jeweled vexilum in right hand and globus cruciger in left. Sear 1883A (this coin cited, as unique). DOC --. Berk 331 (this coin). Unique! Edge split. NGC (photo-certificate) AU? 4/5 - 3/5, light marks.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex "An Important Private Collection of Byzantine Coins" (Sotheby's New York, 2 November 1998), lot 551. 

    This remarkable type is identical in nearly every way but reverse legend to Sear 1868 of Michael VII, and was likely the first type struck by the new regime, evidently in very small numbers as this remains the only recorded specimen. 

    This coin from the Dimitriadis Collection has been issued a photo-certificate by NGC. It may be sent in for encapsulation after the auction at the request of the buyer, free of charge. E-mail SamS@HA.com if you would like to utilize this option.


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