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1078 Nicephorus Basilacius was a rebel general who held the city of Thessalonica during the summer of 1078, revolting against the legitimate emperor Nicephorus III, Botaniates. He was overcome by Alexius Comnenus, a loyal general, but one who soon turned against Botaniates when Alexius' brother-in-law, Nicephorus Melissenus, revolted.
SB 1903a, DOC III N.1 AE Follis Obv: NIKHFWROCBAC - Christ enthroned.
Rev: Patriarchal cross. $2,200 9/19/01.