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Late Roman and Byzantine gold



Romanus IV, 1068-1071, struck 1068-1071
AV histamenon, Sear 1861
Constantinople mint
4.44 grams


Obverse
IC XC
Christ standing in the middle on footstool facing front, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and crowning Romanus (on left) and Eudoxia (on right), both standing facing; each wears saccos and loros and each holds globus cruciger (Romanus in his left hand and Eudoxia in her right hand). Double border.


Reverse
KWN MX AN(Delta)
Three beardless figures standing without footstools; Michael in center, Constantius on the left, and Andronicus on the right. Michael wears crown, saccos and loros and holds labarum and akakia; his two brothers each wear the same costume and Constantius holds globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in left. Andronicus vice versa. Double dotted exergual band.


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