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Follis of Nicephorus II Phocas

Bronze follis, 21mm, 9.10gm, issued AD 963-969. Constantinople mint.

Obv: + NICIFER bASILE RW, Bust facing with short beard and wearing a crown loros, he holds cruciform sceptre in right hand and globe surmounted by trefoil.

Rev: + NICHF EN Θ EW bA SILEVS MAIWN, Four lines of inscription.

References: Sear 1783.

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