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Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1665 (formerly Fogg 1665)
Diameter 36 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.6.

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in the left. The cover is ornamented in center with a pellet set above a line. 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.

ΕΜΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ

Ἐμμανουήλ.

Reverse

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.

SA,,AOCRA,R

Cωnstant(i)n(os) autocrat(o)r

Translation

Cωnstantinos autocrator.

Constantine, autocrator.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1665 (formerly Fogg 1665)
Diameter 36 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 73.6.