Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)
DO Seals 6 no. 73.1; Zacos-Veglery no. 79a
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.
For similar specimens see Seibt-Zarnitz, no. 1.1.6, and Likhachev, Molivdovuly, pl. LXXVI, no. 14.