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

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

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One (1) solidus (histamenon nomisma) coin, Constantine VIII
Byzantine Empire, 1025 - 1028
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.
Obverse Text: IhS / XIS / REX / REGNANTINM
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.
Reverse Text: CWNSTANTIN / bASILEUS / rOM
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1025 - 1028
head of government
Constantine VIII Emperor of Byzantium
maker
Constantine VIII Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
city
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.1 cm x 2.36 cm; 1/32 in x 15/16 in
ID Number
NU.68.159.6104
catalog number
68.159.6104
accession number
283645
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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