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John I, Tzimisces - December 11, 969-January 10, 976
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John I, Tzimisces, AR Miliaresion, 969-976, Constantinople
+ IhSUS XRIStUS nICA *
Cross crosslet on globus above two steps, circular medallion at center containing facing bust of John with short beard, wearing crown and loros, I / w | A / N across fields, triple border with eight equally spaced globules
+ IwANN' / En Xw AVtO / CRAT' EVSEb / bASILEVS / RwmAIw'
Legend in five lines, -+- above and beneath, triple border with eight equally spaced globules
20mm, 2.12g
SB 1792

Note: The flan has been clipped in antiquity to the inner-most border