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    John I Tzimisces (AD 969-976). AV histmanon nomisma. NGC Choice VF, clipped. Constantinople. Facing bust of Christ, with decorated nimbus, wearing pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in left / 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. Scarce! Attractive despite moderate wear and slight clipping. NOTE: Slab broken at edge and cracked.

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