1 Solidus (histamenon nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1078 - 1081

1 Solidus (histamenon nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1078 - 1081

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Description (Brief)
One (1) solidus (histamenon nomisma) coin, Nicephorus III
Byzantine Empire, 1078 - 1081
Obverse Image: Christ seated facing front on a backless throne, wearing a nimbus cross, pallium, and colobium; he raises his right hand in benediction and holds book of Gospels in his left hand, on either side of nimbus are IC - XC, all surrounded by a double border.
Obverse Text: IC / XC
Reverse Image: Nicephorus standing facing front on footstool wearing a beard, crown and loros, holding labarum with X on shaft and a globus cruciger; all surrounded by a double border.
Reverse Text: NIKHϕ / ΔEC / TW / ROTANIAT
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Object Name
date made
1078 - 1081
period of administration
1078 - 1081
head of government
Nicephorus III Emperor of Byzantium
Nicephorus III Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
electrum (overall material)
overall:.29 cm x 3.15 cm; 1/8 in x 1 1/4 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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