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LOT 0201

Sold for (Inc. bp): £316

BYZANTINE MICHAEL VII DUCAS - ELECTRUM HISTAMENON TRACHY
(4.30 grams.).

1071-1078 AD, Constantinople mint. Obv: IX-XC to left and right, bust of Christ facing, with nimbus cross, raising right hand and holding book of gospels in left hand. Rev: +MIXAHA RACIA O D legend with bearded, crowned, facing bust of Michael VII, wearing loros, holding labarum with dot on upper shaft, and cross on globe. Extremely fine.

LITERATURE:
Sear 1868; DO 2.

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