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    Nicephorus II Phocas (AD 963-969) with Basil II Bulgaroctonos. AV histamenon nomisma (20mm, 4.10 gm, 6h). NGC XF 4/5 - 2/5, edge filed, graffito, die shift. Constantinopolis. + I?S XPS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM, half-length bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger with two pellets in each arm, pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction, book of Gospels in left / + ΘЄOTOC' b' HΘ' ?ICHF' dЄSP', half-length nimbate figure of the Virgin facing (on left), wearing stola and maphorium and half-length figure of Nicephorus II (on right), with short beard and wearing crown and loros, both holding patriarchal cross with globular base between them; M-Θ flanking Virgin. Sear 1778.

    From the Collection of a Philhellene. Ex Gorny and Mosch, Auction 84 (October 1997), lot 6186.


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