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Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.631 (formerly DO 58.106.631)

Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.11.

Details

Diameter:
29 mm
Field:
28 mm
Condition:
Blank too small for dies.

Obverse

Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)

Half-length representation of Christ Emmanuel, bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and in the left a book with a cover ornamented in center with two pellets. 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.

Ε...ΝΟΥΗ.

[μμα]νουή[λ].

Reverse

Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)

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

.....AOCRA,R,

[Cωnst(a)n(tinos)] autocr(ator) au(gustus) R(o)m(aion).

Translation

Cωnstantinos autocrator augustus Romaion.

Constantine, autocrator (and) augustus of the Romans.

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Commentary

Although the emperor’s name is missing, one can be fairly certain, judging from the inscription and imperial regalia, that the specimen is to be attributed to Constantine IX.

 

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