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Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.623 (formerly DO 58.106.623)

Previous Editions

DO Seals 6 no. 73.1; Zacos-Veglery no. 79a

Details

Diameter:
34 mm
Field:
29 mm
Weight:
43.38 g

Obverse

Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)

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: (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)

Ἐ[μ]μανουήλ.

Reverse

Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)

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.

Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)

Cωns<t>ant(inos) basil[eus] R(o)m(aion).

Translation

Cωnstantinos basileus Romaion.

Constantine, basileus of the Romans.

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Commentary

For similar specimens see Seibt-Zarnitz, no. 1.1.6, and Likhachev, Molivdovuly, pl. LXXVI, no. 14.

 

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