MICHAEL VII WITH MARIA ELECTRUM TETARTERON – EXCEPTIONAL VIRGIN WITH “CHRIST MEDALLION” ISSUE – CHOICE AU NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 15892)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. MICHAEL VII WITH MARIA, AD 1071-1078
Electrum tetarteron nomisma, 4.00 g, 19 mm, minted in Constantinople.
Obv. Facing bust of the Virgin Mary, holding medallion with the bust of Christ.
Rev. Half busts of Michael VII and Maria, facing, holding cross with X and C ornaments on staff between them
Sear 1872; DOC 5a.
NGC graded CHOICE AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5, with an exceptional portrayal of the Virgin and infant Jesus, seldom available in this quality.