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Romanos III Argyros (1028-34)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1662 (formerly Fogg 1662)
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Gouge (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 70.3.

Obverse

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

...ΑΝΟΥΗΛ

[Ἐμμ]ανουήλ.

Reverse

Half-length representation of Romanos III wearing a crown with a cross with pendilia and a loros and holding a globus cruciger in the right hand and a cross decorated with a pellet at each end in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

RΩMAOSA.OCRA

Rωmanos a[u]tocrat(or).

Translation

Rωmanos autocrator.

Romanos, autocrator.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1662 (formerly Fogg 1662)
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Gouge (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 70.3.