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    Unrecorded Variant?

    Romanus III Argyrus (1028-1034). AV histamenon nomisma (24mm, 4.42 gm, 6h).  Constantinople.  +IhS XIS RЄX RЄΣhANTIhM, Christ enthroned facing, raising hand in blessing and holding Gospels / ΘCЄ bOHΘ' RΩMAhΩ, standing figures of Romanus, wearing loros of square pattern, five pellets on hem, holding globus cruciger in left hand, and the Virgin Mary wearing pallium and maphorium, not nimbate, who reaches up with right hand to crown Romanus. Cf. Sear 1820 (no M Θ between reverse figures). Cf. DOC 1a (same). Extremely rare, apparently an unrecorded variant! NGC (photo-certificate) AU? 5/5 - 5/5.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Private purchase from Spink & Sons, London, December 1992; ex Glendining's (London, 22 October 1969). 

    The lack of a nimbus on the reverse figure of the Virgin would mark this coin as a rare variant of Sear 1819 / DOC 1b-d, the normal and rather common issue of Romanus III. However this coin also lacks the letters M Θ between the reverse figures, an omission thus far unrecorded. 

    This coin from the Dimitriadis Collection has been issued a photo-certificate by NGC. It may be sent in for encapsulation after the auction at the request of the buyer, free of charge. E-mail SamS@HA.com if you would like to utilize this option.


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