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Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)

 
 

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and in the left 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.

....ΝΟΥΗΛ

[Ἐμμα]νουήλ.

Reverse

Half-length representation of Constantine IX bearded, wearing a crown with a cross and a loros. He is shown holding a long cross scepter in the right hand and a globus cruciger (partially imprinted) in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

....A,ASILESR

[Cωns]tanti(nos) basileus R(o)m(aion).

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and in the left 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.

....ΝΟΥΗΛ

[Ἐμμα]νουήλ.

Reverse

Half-length representation of Constantine IX bearded, wearing a crown with a cross and a loros. He is shown holding a long cross scepter in the right hand and a globus cruciger (partially imprinted) in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

....A,ASILESR

[Cωns]tanti(nos) basileus R(o)m(aion).

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4312 (formerly DO 55.1.4312)
Diameter 36.0 mm; field: 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.3.

Translation

Cωnstantinos basileus Romaion.

Constantine, basileus of the Romans.