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1 Solidus (histaemenon nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1057 - 1059

1 Solidus (histaemenon nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1057 - 1059

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Description (Brief)
One (1) solidus (histamenon nomisma) coin, Isaac I Comnenus
Byzantine Empire, 1057 - 1059
Obverse Image: Christ enthroned facing front wearing a nimbus cross, pallium, and colobium; he raises his right hand in benediction and in left hand holds the book of Gospels; all surrounded by double border.
Obverse Text: IhS / XIS / REX / REGNANTINM
Reverse Image: Isaac stands facing wearing a beard, crown, and military attire (cuirass, tunic, cloak, and high boots)' in his right hand he holds a labarum in right hand and a globus cruciger in left; all surrounded by a double border.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1057 - 1059
Isaac I Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: ─░stanbul province, Istanbul
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.4 cm x 2.73 cm; 5/32 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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