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    John I Tzimisces (AD 969-976). AV histmanon nomisma (23mm, 4.45 gm, 6h).  Constantinople. +IhS XIS RЄX RЄΣNANTIhM, facing bust of Christ, with decorated nimbus, wearing pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in left / + ΘЄOTOC bOHΘ 'IΩ dЄSP, facing busts of the Virgin, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorium, MΘ above her head, crowning John, with short beard, on left, wearing loros, and holding long patriarchal cross; Manus Dei reaching down from above toward John's head. Sear 1785. DO 3. NGC (photo-certificate) Choice AU 4/5 - 5/5.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex William Herbert Hunt Collection (Sotheby's New York, 5-6 December 1990), lot 729 (part of). 

    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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