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Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)

 
 

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and in the left hand a book ornamented in center of the cover with two pellets. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla at left and right: (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΕΜΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ

Ἐμμανουήλ.

Reverse

Half-length representation of Constantine IX bearded, wearing a crown with a cross and pendilia and a loros. He is shown holding a long cross scepter in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

SA..AVOCRA

Cωnsta[nt(inos)] autocrat(or).

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and in the left hand a book ornamented in center of the cover with two pellets. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla at left and right: (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΕΜΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ

Ἐμμανουήλ.

Reverse

Half-length representation of Constantine IX bearded, wearing a crown with a cross and pendilia and a loros. He is shown holding a long cross scepter in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

SA..AVOCRA

Cωnsta[nt(inos)] autocrat(or).

Accession number BZS.1947.2.372 (formerly DO 47.2.372)
Diameter 34.0 mm; field: 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.4.