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Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)

 
 

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ Emmanuel, bearded, wearing a chiton and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and in the left a book with a cover ornamented in center with one pellet. 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.

...ΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ

[Ἐμ]μαν[ο]υήλ.

Reverse

Half-length representation of Constantine IX bearded, wearing a crown with a cross and pendilia and a loros and holding a long cross scepter in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

SAIA.......

Cωnstanti(nos) a[utocrat(or)].

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ Emmanuel, bearded, wearing a chiton and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and in the left a book with a cover ornamented in center with one pellet. 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.

...ΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ

[Ἐμ]μαν[ο]υήλ.

Reverse

Half-length representation of Constantine IX bearded, wearing a crown with a cross and pendilia and a loros and holding a long cross scepter in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

SAIA.......

Cωnstanti(nos) a[utocrat(or)].

Accession number BZS.1958.106.628 (formerly DO 58.106.628)
Diameter 36.0 mm; field: 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.9.