1 Solidus (histamenon nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1025 - 1028

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One (1) solidus (histamenon nomisma) coin, Constantine VIII

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Byzantine Empire, 1025 - 1028

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Obverse Image: Portrait bust of Christ wearing nimbus cross ornamented with two crescents in its upper quarters, pallium and colobium; raising right hand in benediction and in left hand holds the book of Gospels; all encased in triple border.

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Obverse Text: IhS / XIS / REX / REGNANTINM

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Reverse Image: Portrait busts of Constantine VIII with long beard wearing crown and loros, and holding labarum with pellet on shaft, and akakia; all surrounded by triple border.

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Date Made: 1025 - 1028

Head Of Government: Constantine VIII Emperor of ByzantiumMaker: Constantine VIII Emperor of Byzantium

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Turkey: ─░stanbul province, IstanbulCity: Turkey: ─░stanbul province, Constantinople

See more items in: Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection, Byzantine Coins, Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection


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Credit Line: Estate of Josiah K. Lilly

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.68.159.6104Catalog Number: 68.159.6104Accession Number: 283645

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: gold (overall material)Measurements: overall: .1 cm x 2.36 cm; 1/32 in x 15/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-9639-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1251790

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