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Lot # 686 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$1000 / Price Realized: US$950
Nicephorus Basilacius. Follis
Nicephorus Basilacius. Usurper, 1078 AD. Follis, 9.83gg. (12h). Thessalonica. Obv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rx: Patriarchal cross on base; barred. NC 1992, pl. 36, B. Sear 1903A. Listed incorrectly in DOC, p. 706, N 1 as anonymous. P. Grierson, Nicephorus Bryennius or Nicephorus Basilacius?" NumCirc LXXXIV.1 (January 1976), type a; R. Bland, "A Follis of Nicephorus Basilacius?". There were always doubts as to who issued this coin. It was thought of as Anonymous N because there was no readable legend. In 1976 a partial readable legend was discovered which is also included in this coin. Very few examples of this coin are recorded. Though messy and weak because struck by a usurper with worn dies, this coin is actually little worn so technically aEF.
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