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Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4317 (formerly DO 55.1.4317)
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.12; Zacos-Veglery no. 80.

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ Emmanuel, bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in the left. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla at left and right: (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

...ΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ

[Ἐμ]μανουήλ.

Reverse

Half-length representation of Constantine IX bearded, wearing a crown with a cross and pendilia and a loros. He is shown holding a globus cruciger in the right hand and akakia in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

......AIOSAOC

[Cωnst]antinos autoc(ra)t(or).

Translation

Cωnstantinos autocrator.

Constantine, autocrator.

Commentary

The dimensions of the imperial bust are smaller than those of other specimens of this emperor.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4317 (formerly DO 55.1.4317)
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.12; Zacos-Veglery no. 80.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4317 (formerly DO 55.1.4317)
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.12; Zacos-Veglery no. 80.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4317 (formerly DO 55.1.4317)
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.12; Zacos-Veglery no. 80.

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