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    Nicephorus II Phocas (AD 963-969). AV histamenon nomisma (21mm, 4.37 gm, 6h). NGC AU 5/5 - 3/5, clipped, graffito. Constantinople, AD 963-964. + IhS XIS RЄX RЄΣNANTIhM, bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels cradled in left arm / + ΘЄOTOC' ЬHΘ' hICHF' dЄSP', half-length facing busts of the nimbate Virgin Mary (on left), wearing stola and maphorium, and Nicephorus II (on right), wearing crown with pendilia, and loros; both holding patriarchal cross between them, barred M-Θ flanking Virgin. Sear 1778. DO 3.2, 4.

    From the Poulos Family Collection


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