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Romanos I, Constantine VII, and Stephen (931–44)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.51 (formerly Fogg 51)
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 62.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 68a.

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ, lightly bearded, wearing a tunic and himation. He raises his right hand in blessing and holds a book with a richly ornamented cover in his left hand. He has a cross behind his head, each arm of which is decorated with a row of pellets between two heavy lines. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ISSXRISS

Iηsus Xristus.

Reverse

Three half-length figures: at center, Romanos I, with a long, parted beard, wearing a cross-topped crown with a jeweled band and a loros, and holding a globus in his right hand. At left,Constantine VII, beardless and smaller than Romanos, wearing a crown surmounted by a cross and a loros; and at right. Stephen, beardless and smaller than Romanos, wearing a crown surmounted by a cross and a loros. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ROACOSACESR

Roman(os), Constant(inos) ce St(ephanos) b(asilis) R(omaion).

Translation

Iηsus Xristus.
Romanos, Constantinos ce Stephanos basilis Romaion.

Jesus Christ.
Romanos, Constantine, and Stephen, basileis of the Romans.

Commentary

Romanos’s son Stephen was crowned in 924, and the absence of Christophoros indicates that it dates after his death in 931.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.51 (formerly Fogg 51)
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 62.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 68a.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.51 (formerly Fogg 51)
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 62.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 68a.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.51 (formerly Fogg 51)
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 62.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 68a.

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