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Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1667 (formerly Fogg 1667)
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.8.

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ Emmanuel, bearded, wearing a chiton and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and in the left a book with a cover ornamented in center with one pellet. 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Ν.ΥΗΛ

Ἐμμαν[ο]υήλ.

Reverse

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

SAIAOCRA,

Cωnstanti(nos) autocrat(or).

Translation

Cωnstantinos autocrator.

Constantine, autocrator.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1667 (formerly Fogg 1667)
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.8.