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Romanos I Lekapenos, Copper, Nomisma, Pattern Coin, Constantinople, 920-944

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Constantine VII with long beard, wearing modified loros and heavy crown with cross and pendilia. Globus cruciger in right hand.

RO-MA

Reverse

Frontal bust of the Virgin orans, wearing tunic and maphorion. To left and right, Μ̅Ρ̅ Θ̅Υ̅.

 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Constantine VII with long beard, wearing modified loros and heavy crown with cross and pendilia. Globus cruciger in right hand.

RO-MA

Reverse

Frontal bust of the Virgin orans, wearing tunic and maphorion. To left and right, Μ̅Ρ̅ Θ̅Υ̅.

 

Accession number BZC.1994.1
Ruler Romanos I Lekapenos
Date of Reign 920–944
Associated Authority Constantine VII
Metal Copper
Denomination Nomisma
Mint Constantinople
Date 920944
Diameter 21.0 mm
Weight 2.2 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

S. Bendall, “A Pattern Solidus of Romanus I.”

Acquisition History

From Simon Bendall, 28 March 1994