MICHAEL VII GOLD/ELECTRUM HISTAMENON – GREAT PORTRAIT OF CHRIST PANTOCRATOR – CHOICE AU 5-5 NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 16481)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. MICHAEL VII, AD 1071-1078
Gold / Electrum Histamenon Nomisma, 4.38 g, 30 mm.
Obv. IC – XC, bust of bearded Christ Pantocrator, facing, holding Gospels and raising his right hand in benediction.
Rev: + MIXAHΛ RACIΛ, bust of Michael VII, facing, wearing loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
NGC graded CHOICE AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, with an exceptional Christ portrait and full grade numbers.