Byzantine Nicephorus III Botaniates EL Histamenon Nomisma, Very Fine, NGC encapsulated, 1078-1081 C.E.

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NICEPHORUS III BOTANIATES EL HISTAMENON NOMISMA, CIRCA. 1078 - 1081 C.E.

Sear 1881, DOC 3b, NGC encapsulated and graded Very Fine, 4/5 Strike, 3/5 Surface, scratches, (basically on the perimeter, as typical) 4.33 grams
 
Obverse: Jesus seated facing on backless throne, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raises right hand in benediction and holds book of Gospels in left hand on either side of nimbus, IC-XC to sides

Reverse: Nicephorus standing facing on footstool, bearded, wearing crown and loros, and holding labarum and globus cruciger, + NIKHΦ ΔΕCП Tw ROTANIATH around