1 Solidus (histamenon nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1067

1 Solidus (histamenon nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1067

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One (1) solidus (histamenon nomisma) coin, Eudocia, Michael VII and Constantius
Byzantine Empire, 1067
Obverse Image: Christ enthroned wearing a nimbus cross, pallium, and colobium' he raises his right hand in benediction and in his left hand holds the book of Gospels; all surrounded by a double border.
Obverse Text: IhS / XIS / REX / REGNANTINM
Reverse Image: Euodica in the center, Michael VII on the left, and Constantius on the right all standing facing, the empress stands on footstool wearing crown, saccos, and loros and holding jeweled scepter; her sons each wear similar costume but Michael holds a globus cruciger in his right hand, akakia in left while his brother Constantius holds them in vice versa order; all surrounded by a double border.
Reverse Text: MIX / EVΔK / KWNS
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1067
associated date
1067
head of government
Michael VII Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
city
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.34 cm x 2.85 cm; 1/8 in x 1 1/8 in
ID Number
NU.68.159.6112
catalog number
68.159.6112
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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