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    Eudocia (AD 1067), with Michael VII and Constantius. AV histamenon nomisma (26mm, 4.09 gm, 5h). NGC Choice VF 5/5 - 4/5, clipped. Constantinople, May-December AD 1067. +IhS XIS RЄX-RЄSNANtIhm, Christ seated facing on straight-backed throne, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, right hand raised in benediction, book of Gospels in left; double border / +MIX-ЄV-ΔK-S KΩNS, Eudocia, wearing pinnacle crown with pendilia, saccos and loros, jeweled scepter in right hand, standing facing on footstool, flanked by sons Michael VII and Constantius, each holding globus cruciger in outer hand, akakia in inner hand; double border. Sear 1857. DOC III, Part 2, 1.

    Eudocia was the daughter of the powerful Patriarch of Constantinople Michael Cerularius. In 1059 she married the newly crowned emperor Constantine X, an elderly civil servant ill-suited to the succession of military crises that soon plagued the Empire. When Constantine died in May 1067, Eudocia assumed the regency for her two sons, Michael VII and Constantius. The mounting crises soon forced her to marry a distinguished general, Romanus Diogenes, who ascended the throne as Romanus IV on 1 January 1068. The coinage of Eudocia as senior ruler is quite limited.


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