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bby_651407 - MICHAEL VII DUKAS Follis

MICHAEL VII DUKAS Follis XF
120.00 €(Approx. 130.80$ | 99.60£)
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Type : Follis
Date: c. 1071-1078
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,50 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire à l’usure régulière. Patine marron foncé de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IC - XC.
Obverse description : Buste nimbé du Christ de face, vêtu du pallium et du colobium, bénissant de la main droite et tenant les Évangiles de la main gauche ; de chaque côté, une étoile à six rais.
Obverse translation : (Jésus Christ).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [MIX- AHA - RACIA O].
Reverse description : Buste couronné avec pendilia de Michel VII, vêtu du loros, tenant le labarum croisété de la main droite et le globe crucigère de la main gauche.

Commentary


Traces de surfrappe visibles de chaque côté.

Historical background


MICHEL VII DOUKAS

(24/10/1071-24/03/1078)

Michel succeeded Romanus IV when the latter released by the Turks and returning to Constantinople, was blinded and died of his wound. Part of Asia Minor was lost, Sicily was invaded by the Normans and sedition broke out in the Balkans. Michel was overthrown by a conspiracy in 1078. Filed, he retired to a monastery.

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