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ID number:  BIRBI-B5347
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):  2.65
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ Pantocrator (Type VIIIc) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus having crescent in each upper quarter, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand blessing, l. hand clasps book; triple pellet border. Reverse: Bust of emperor facing, bearded, wearing simplified loros, collar-piece, and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in r. hand sceptre surmounted by cross, in l. hand globus cruciger; triple pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +IhSXISREXREGNANTIhM (Jesus Christ, king of kings) Reverse: +CωhST AhT bASILЄЧSRM (Constantine, emperor of the Romans)

Bibliography:  DOC.III.2.3.4

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Constantine IX


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