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Late Roman and Byzantine gold



Constantine IX, 1042-1055, struck 1042-1055
AV histamenon, Sear 1829
Constantinople mint
4.43 grams


Obverse
+ IHS XIS REX REGNANTINM
Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium, and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction. In left hand, book of Gospels. Triple border.


Reverse
+ CWNSTANTN BASILEUS RM
Bust of Constantine facing, bearded, wearing crown, loros, and saccos, and holding labarum and globus cruciger. Triple border.


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