Constantine X Ducas (AD 1059-1067). AV histamenon nomisma ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionConstantine X Ducas (AD 1059-1067). AV histamenon nomisma (27mm, 4.40 gm, 5h). NGC MS 4/5 - 4/5. Constantinople. + IhS IXS REX-REΣNANTInm, Christ seated facing on curved-backed throne, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, holding Gospels with left; double border / + KΩN RACΛ-O ΔOVKAC, standing facing figures of Constantine X (on left), wearing crown with pendilia, saccos and loros, five pellets on sleeve, globus cruciger in left hand, and the Virgin Mary (on right), nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, standing slightly left, raising right hand to bless the emperor; M in upper field, Θ in right field, all in double border. Sear 1848.
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