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Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.631 (formerly DO 58.106.631)
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 28 mm
Condition Blank too small for dies.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.11.

Obverse

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

Ε...ΝΟΥΗ.

[μμα]νουή[λ].

Reverse

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.

.....AOCRA,R,

[Cωnst(a)n(tinos)] autocr(ator) au(gustus) R(o)m(aion).

Translation

Cωnstantinos autocrator augustus Romaion.

Constantine, autocrator (and) augustus of the Romans.

Commentary

Although the emperor’s name is missing, one can be fairly certain, judging from the inscription and imperial regalia, that the specimen is to be attributed to Constantine IX.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.631 (formerly DO 58.106.631)
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 28 mm
Condition Blank too small for dies.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.11.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.631 (formerly DO 58.106.631)
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 28 mm
Condition Blank too small for dies.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.11.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.631 (formerly DO 58.106.631)
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 28 mm
Condition Blank too small for dies.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.11.

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