1 Solidus (Histamenon Nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 969 - 976

1 Solidus (Histamenon Nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 969 - 976

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Description (Brief)
One (1) solidus (histamenon nomisma) coin, John I Tzimisces
Byzantine Empire, 969-976
Obverse Image: Portrait bust of Christ facing, wearing a nimbus cross with two pellets in the limbs of the cross, pallium, and colobium; He raises his right hand in benediction and holds the book of Gospels in his left hand.
Obverse Text: IhS / XIS / REX / REGNANTINM
Reverse Image: Portrait busts of the Virgin marry, nimbate on the right and John I on the left, wearing a short beard and loros, holding a long patriarchal cross in his left hand; the Virgin wears stola and maphorium, crowns the emperor with Her right hand.
Reverse Text: Mϴ / MANUS / ϴEOTOC / bOHϴE / IW / DESP
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Object Name
date made
969 - 976
John I Tzimisces Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 22 mm; 1/32 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Byzantine Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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