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ID number:  BIRBI-B5343
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Constantine IX; Constantinople
Denomination:  Histamenon Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1042-1055
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.9
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00

Description:  Obverse: Christ seated on wide lyre-backed throne (Type 1d) facing, bearded, wearing tunic and himation, holding book with ornamental cover (:·:); triple pellet border. Reverse: Bust of emperor facing, wearing loros of traditional pattern and crown with cross and pendilia, in r. hand labarum, in l. hand globus cruciger; triple pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +IhSXISREX REGNANTIhM (Jesus Christ, king of kings) Reverse: +CωhST AhTh bASILЄЧSRM (Constantine, emperor of the Romans)

Bibliography:  DOC.III.2.2a.2

Notes:  Die slippage on reverse.

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