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Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1666 (formerly Fogg 1666)
Diameter 38 mm
Field diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.7.

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ Emmanuel wearing a tunic and himation. He offers a blessing with the right hand and holds in the left a book with a cover ornamented in center 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....

Ἐμμαν[ουήλ].

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.

.......,,AOCRA,

[Cωnstan]t(i)n(os) autocrat(or).

Translation

Cωnstantinos autocrator.

Constantine, autocrator.

Commentary

The Christ figure has been carefully carved. One notes the continuous row of folds on the right shoulder and the sharp delineation of the book fastening.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1666 (formerly Fogg 1666)
Diameter 38 mm
Field diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.7.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1666 (formerly Fogg 1666)
Diameter 38 mm
Field diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.7.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1666 (formerly Fogg 1666)
Diameter 38 mm
Field diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.7.

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