Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.1958.106.623 (formerly DO 58.106.623)
DO Seals 6, no. 73.1; Zacos-Veglery no. 79a.
- 34 mm
- 29 mm
- 43.38 g
Half-length representation of Christ bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and in the left hand a book ornamented in center of the cover with two pellets. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla at left and right: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Circular inscription. Border of dots.
Half-length representation of Constantine IX bearded, wearing a crown with a cross and pendilia and a loros. He is shown holding a long cross scepter in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.
Cωns<t>ant(inos) basil[eus] R(o)m(aion).
Cωnstantinos basileus Romaion.
Constantine, basileus of the Romans.