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1 Solidus (tetarteron nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1042 - 1055

1 Solidus (tetarteron nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1042 - 1055

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Description (Brief)
One (1) solidus (tetarteron nomisma) coin, Constantine IX
Byzantine Empire, 1042 - 1055
Obverse Image: Portrait bust of Christ wearing nimbus cross, pallium, and colobium; he raises his right hand in benediction and holds the book of Gospels with his left; all surrounded by triple border.
Obverse Text: IhS / XIS / REX / REGNANTINM
Reverse Image: Portrait bust of Constantine IX wearing a bearded, crown, and jeweled chlamys; he holds a sceptre with a trefoil top and a globe surmounted by pelleted cross.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1042 - 1055
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.15 cm x 1.84 cm; 1/16 in x 23/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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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