1 Solidus (histamenon nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1034 - 1041

1 Solidus (histamenon nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1034 - 1041

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One (1) solidus (histamenon nomisma) coin, Michael IV
Byzantine Empire, 1034 - 1041
Obverse Image: Portrait bust of Christ wearing nimbus cross, pallium, and colobium; raising his right hand in benediction and holding the book of Gospels in his left hand; all surrounded by a triple border.
Obverse Text: IhS/ XIS / REX / REGNANTINM
Reverse Image: Portrait bust of Michael IV wearing a short beard, crown, and loros, and holding labarum and globus cruciger; to left in upper field manus Dei, all surrounded by triple border.
Reverse Text: MIXAHL / bASILEUS / RM.
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Object Name
date made
1034 - 1041
head of government
Michael IV Emperor of Byzantium
Michael IV Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: ─░stanbul province, Istanbul
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.14 cm x 2.71 cm; 1/16 in x 1 1/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection
Byzantine Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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