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Harlan J. Berk Ltd.
Buy or Bid Sale 215  4 May 2021
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Nicephorus III. Stamenon Nomisma; Nicephorus III; 1078-1081 AD. Constantinople, EL Stamenon Nomisma, 4.36g. Berk-335, Sear-1881. Obv: Christ seated facing on throne without back; he wears nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raises r. hand in benediction and holds book of Gospels in l.; on either side of nimbus, IC - XC; double border. Rx: +NIKHF ?EC - TW ROTANIAT Nicephorus standing facing on footstool, bearded, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum (with X on shaft) and cross on globe; double border.Obverse struck with worn die. Flawless portrait of emperor on reverse. MS
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