Romanos III Argyros (1028-34)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.540 (formerly DO 58.106.540)

Previous Editions

DO Seals 6 no. 70.5; Zacos-Veglery no. 77b

Details

Diameter:
31 mm
Weight:
16.62 g

Obverse

Romanos III Argyros (1028-34)

Half-length representation of Christ bearded, 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 at left and right: [(ησοῦ)ς] Χ(ριστό)ς. Remains of a circular inscription at right. Border of dots.

Romanos III Argyros (1028-34)

[Ἐμμα]νουήλ.

Reverse

Romanos III Argyros (1028-34)

A half-length representation of Emperor Constantine X bearded, wearing a crown with a cross and a loros. He seems to hold a globus in the right hand and a long cross in the left. Circular inscription visible at left. Border of dots.

Romanos III Argyros (1028-34)

Rωm[anos autocrat(or)].

 

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