Romanos I, Christophoros, and Constantine VII (ca. 929–31)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.1958.106.570 (formerly DO 58.106.570)
DO Seals 6, no. 60.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 66d. For a similar specimen see Seibt–Zarnitz, no. 1.1.4.
- 33 mm
Half-length representation of Christ, lightly bearded, wearing a tunic and himation. He raises his right hand in blessing and holds in his left a book with a richly ornamented cover. He has a cross behind his head, each arm of which is ornamented with a decoration consisting of three rows of dots separated by two lines. Circular inscription. Border of dots.
Three half-length figures: in center and foreground, Romanos I, bearded and with a square head, wearing a crown and a loros ,and holding a rotulus in his right hand and a globus in his left. In the background: at left, Christophoros, wearing a crown surmounted by a cross and a chlamys; at right, hidden behind the globus, Constantine VII, wearing a crown surmounted by a cross and a chlamys. Circular inscription. Border of dots.
Roman(os), Χristof(oros) [ce Consta]nt(inos) b(asilis) R(omaion).
Romanos, Χristoforos ce Constantinos basilis Romaion.
Romanos, Christophoros, and Constantine, basileis of the Romans