1 Solidus (histamenon nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 963 - 969

1 Solidus (histamenon nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 963 - 969

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One (1) solidus (histamenon nomisma) coin, Nicephorus II Phocus
Byzantine Empire, 963 - 969
Obverse Image: Portrait bust of Christ wearing nimbus cross with three pellets in each limb of the cross, pallium and colobium; he raises his right hand in benediction and in left hand holds the book of Gospels.
Obverse Text: IhS / XPS / REX / REGNANTINM
Reverse Image: Portrait busts of the Virgin Mary, nimbate on left, wearing stola and maphorium and Nicephorus with short beard wearing crown and loros; they hold between them patriarchal cross.
Reverse Text: ϴEOTOC / bHϴ / NICHF / DESP
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
963 - 969
issuing authority
Nicephorus II Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.15 cm x 2.24 cm; 1/16 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
NU.68.159.6100
accession number
283645
catalog number
68.159.6100
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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