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Romanos III Argyros (1028-34)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1664 (formerly Fogg 1664)
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 34 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 71.1.

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 nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla et 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 and pendilia and a loros. He holds a labarum with an imperial portrait in center in the right hand and a globus surmounted by a patriarchal cross in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

..ΩMAOSAOCRA.

[R]ωmanos autocra[t(or)].

Translation

Rωmanos autocrator.

Romanos, autocrator.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1664 (formerly Fogg 1664)
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 34 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 71.1.