Romanos I, Constantine VII, and Stephen (931–44)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.19220.127.116.11 (formerly Fogg 51)
DO Seals 6 no. 62.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 68a.
- 30 mm
- 26 mm
- 19.00 g
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.
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.
Roman(os), Constant(inos) ce St(ephanos) b(asilis) R(omaion).
Romanos, Constantinos ce Stephanos basilis Romaion.
Romanos, Constantine, and Stephen, basileis of the Romans.