Romanus I Lecapenus (AD 920-944), with Constantine VII and...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionRomanus I Lecapenus (AD 920-944), with Constantine VII and Christopher. AV solidus (19mm, 4.29 gm, 6h). NGC XF 4/5 - 2/5, clipped, graffito, marks. Constantinople, ca. AD 923-931. + IhS XPS RЄX-RЄςnAnTIЧM*, Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels in left / ROmAn ЄXISTOFO AЧςςI, crowned facing busts of Romanus I (on left), with short beard, wearing loros, and Christopher (on right), beardless, wearing chlamys pinned at right shoulder, both holding patriarchal cross between them. Sear 1745.
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