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Nicephorus III (Botaniates) ruled from Spring 1078 to Spring 1081 and spent his time fending off continuous military revolts across his disintegrating empire. He abdicated in 1081 in favour of Alexius.

SB 1881
Nicephorus III, Botaniates. 1078-1081 AD. Electrum histamenon nomisma (trachy), (4.32 gm). Constantinople. IC-XC to upper left and right, Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cross, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in left; double border / + NIKHF DEC TW ROTANIAT, Nicephorus standing facing on footstool, bearded, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum with X on shaft and cross on globe; double border. Berk 335. DO 3b. Sear 1881.Text

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SB 1882Nicephorus III, Botaniates. 1078-1081 AD. Electrum histamenon nomisma (trachy). Constantinople. IC-XC to left and right, Christ seated facing on throne with square back, wearing nimbus cross, holding book of Gospels; double border / + NIKHFR DEC P TW ROTANIATH, Nicephorus standing facing on footstool, bearded, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum with X on shaft and cross on globe; double border. DO 2. Sear 1882.TextImage
SB 1883Nicephorus III, Botaniates. 1078-1081 AD. Electrum histamenon nomisma (trachy). 4.35 g, 32.0 mm, Constantinople mint. IC - XC, bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross, holding gospels in left hand and raising right hand, double border / +NIKHFR DEC TW ROTANIAT, bearded bust facing, wearing crown and loros, holding cross in right, globus cruciger in left, double border. DO 1; SB 1883.TextImage
SB 1885Nicephorus III, Botaniates. 1078-1081 AD. AR Miliaresion 25mm, 1.97 gm. Constantinople mint. +QKE ROHQEI TW CW DUL, Mary standing facing on footstool, hands outstretched. MP-QV to left and right, double border / NIKHF DEC TW ROTAN, Nicephorus, bearded, crowned and in military attire (cuirass, tunic, cloak and high boots) standing facing, holding long cross and resting hand on sheathed sword. DOC 7; SB 1885.TextImage

SB 1886
Nicephorus III, Botaniates. (1078-1081 AD). Silver miliarense, 1.61 gm. Constantinope. EN TOVTW NIKATE NIKHF KAI MARIA, cross-crosslet on globe resting on three steps, X in centre, dot in crescent on shaft, crowned busts of Nicephorus, bearded and wearing jewelled chlamys on left, and Maria wearing loros, on right / NIKHFR-KAI MARIA-PICTOI RA-CILEIC PW-MAIWN in five lines; + above, o below; triple border. DO 6. Sear 1886.Text

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SB 1887Nicephorus III, Botaniates. (1078-1081 AD). AR 2/3 Miliaresion. 19mm. MHP - [QV], facing bust of nimbate Mary, hands outstretched / +NIKHFR DEC TW [ROTANIAT], Niceophorus, bearded, standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum with X on shaft and cross on globe. Sear 1887 (one example known); DOC 8. 0,82g.TextImage

SB 1888
Nicephorus III, Botaniates. (1078-1081 AD). AE Follis. Constantinople. IC-XC to left and right of three-quarter length figure of Christ standing facing, wearing nimbus cross, holding book of gospels and raising right hand, large star to left and right / C-F N-D in the four corners of a cross with a large dot at the ends of each arm, circle in centre containing large star of eight rays. DO 9; Sear 1888.Text

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SB 1889
Nicephorus III, Class I anonymous follis. 1078-1081 AD. IC-XC to left and right of bust of Christ, nimbate, facing, right hand raised, book of gospels in left / Latin cross with X at centre, globe and two dots at the ends of each arm, crescent at top left and right, floral ornaments at lower left and right. SB 1889.Text

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