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Live auction - bby_715934 - MICHAEL VII DUKAS Histamenon nomisma

MICHAEL VII DUKAS Histamenon nomisma AU/MS
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 1 300 €
Maximum bid : 1 300 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 15:36:45
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Histamenon nomisma
Date: c. 1071
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : electrum
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,43 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan large, centré des deux côtés. Buste de Michel VII de toute beauté, finement détaillé. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IC - XC.
Obverse description : Buste du Christ de face, la tête coiffée d’un nimbe crucigère, vêtu du pallium et du colombium, bénissant de la main droite et tenant les Évangiles de la main gauche.
Obverse translation : (Jésus-Christ).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + MIX-AHA - RACIA O.
Reverse description : Buste de Michel VII de face barbu, couronné avec les pendilia, vêtu du loros, tenant de la main droite le labarum bouleté et de la gauche un globe crucigère.
Reverse translation : (Michel roi).

Commentary


Flan scyphate (concave).

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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