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

Accession number BZS.1958.106.566 (formerly DO 58.106.566)
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 62.2; Zacos–Veglery, no. 68c.

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ, bearded, wearing a tunic and himation. He raises his right hand in blessing and holds a book in his left. He has a cross behind head; each arm is decorated with a heavy line bordered by a row of pellets above and below. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ISSXRI....

Iηsus Xri[stus].

Reverse

Three half-length figures, only the center and right visible: at center, in the foreground, Romanos I,with a long, parted beard, wearing a cross-topped crown with a jeweled band and a loros. In the background,: at right, Stephen, beardless wearing a crown surmounted by a cross; at left, Constantine is not visible. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

......COSACES

[Roman(os)], Constan(tinos) 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.1958.106.566 (formerly DO 58.106.566)
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 62.2; Zacos–Veglery, no. 68c.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.566 (formerly DO 58.106.566)
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 62.2; Zacos–Veglery, no. 68c.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.566 (formerly DO 58.106.566)
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 62.2; Zacos–Veglery, no. 68c.

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