1 Solidus (histamenon nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1059 - 1067

1 Solidus (histamenon nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1059 - 1067

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Description (Brief)
One (1) solidus (histamenon nomisma) coin, Constantine X
Byzantine Empire, 1059 - 1067
Obverse Image: Christ enthroned facing front with upright arms wearing a nimbus cross, pallium, and colobium; he raising his right hand in benediction and holds in his left hand the book of Gospels; all surrounded by a double border.
Obverse Text: IhS / XIS / REX / REGNANTINM
Reverse Image: Constantine X standing on footstool wearing beard, crown, saccos, and loros; he holds a labarum with pellet on shaft and globus cruciger, all surrounded by a double border.
Reverse Text: KWN / RAC / Λ / O / ΔOVKAC
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1059 - 1067
Constantine X Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.27 cm x 2.72 cm; 3/32 in x 1 1/16 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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