Theodora, sole reign (AD 1055-1056). AV histamenon nomisma...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionTheodora, sole reign (AD 1055-1056). AV histamenon nomisma (25mm, 4.38 gm, 6h). NGC MS 4/5 - 3/5, edge crimp, die shift. Constantinople. + IhS XIS RЄX-RЄΣNANTIhM, Christ standing facing on dais, wearing nimbus cruciger with single pellet in each arm, pallium and colobium, right hand raised in benediction, book of Gospels cradled in left arm, double border / + ΘЄOΔΩPA-AVΓOVCTA, Theodora (on left) standing facing, right hand on breast, wearing crown with pendilia, divitision and loros, and the Virgin Mary (on right) standing facing, nimbate, wearing maphorium, left hand raised in benediction, jointly holding labarum with square and four pellets on banner and pellet on shaft between them; M-Θ across right fields, double border. Sear 1837. DOC III, Part 2, 1a. Rare.
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