Author Topic: Byzantine Empire: Michael VII Ducas (1071-1078) Follis, Constantinople  (Read 29 times)

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A rare variation of the Michael VII Ducas follis where IC XC is beneath the stars.

Byzantine Empire: Michael VII Ducas (1071-1078) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1879)

Obv: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, bearded, with cross behind, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised before breast in blessing, left hand holds book from beneath. In field, six-pointed stars above lateral arms of cross; IC XC beneath them to left and right
Rev: +MIX AHΛ RACIOΔ; Crowned bust of Michael facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in right hand labarum, in left globus cruciger
Dim: 29 mm, 6.34 g


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