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Nicephorus II Phocas - August 16, 963-December 10, 969


Nicephorus II Phocas, AR Miliaresion, 963-969, Constantinople
+IhSuS XRI_StuS nICA *
Cross crosslet on globus above two steps, medallion of four lobes containing facing bust of Nicephorus II with short beard, wearing crown and loros and dividing inscription n / I | C / F at center, triple border ornamented with eight equally spaced globules
+ nICHF' / En Xw AVtO / CRAt' EvSEb' / bASILEVS / RwmAIw'
Legend in five lines, - + - above and below, triple border ornamented with eight equally spaced globules
21mm x 23mm, 2.68g
SB 1781