Constantine IX Monomachus (AD 1042-1055). AV histamenon no...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionConstantine IX Monomachus (AD 1042-1055). AV histamenon nomisma (29mm, 4.39 gm, 5h). NGC MS 5/5 - 5/5. Constantinople. +IhS XIS RЄX RЄΣNANTIhm, bust of Christ facing with nimbus cruciger, crescents in the upper quadrants, wearing pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels in left arm; triple border / +CΩhST-ATh-bASILEЧS Rm, facing bust of Constantine IX, with mustache and short beard, wearing crown with pendilia and loros of square pattern, cruciform scepter in right hand, globe surmounted by pelleted cross in left; triple border. Sear 1830.
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