Byzantine Gold Histamenon Michael VII Fine NGC (1071-1078 AD)
AV Histamenon nomisma (Scyphate): Hold history in your hands!
This Gold coin is from the reign of Michael VII, who was Byzantine emperor from 1071-1078 AD. The coin has a total weight of 4.22 grams and a purity of 16 karats, so its actual Gold weight is approximately 0.0905 oz. The coins obverse features a bust of Christ while the reverse shows a bust of Michael VII.
This coin is graded Fine by NGC with a strike rating of 3/5 and a surface rating of 2/5. This is a very nice cup shaped coin considering it is more than 900 years old!