1 Solidus (histamenon nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1071 - 1078

1 Solidus (histamenon nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1071 - 1078

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Description (Brief)
One (1) solidus (histamenon nomisma) coin, Michael VII
Byzantine Empire, 1071 - 1078
Obverse Image: Christ enthroned facing wearing a nimbus cross, pallium, and colobium; he raises his right hand in benediction and holds in his left hand the book of Gospels; in left field IC, in right field XC; double border surrounding
Obverse Text: IC / XC
Reverse Image: Facing busts of Michael, bearded wearing crown and loros and holding labarum and globus cruciger, all surrounded by double border.
Reverse Text: MIXAHΛ / RACIΛ / O / Δ
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1071 - 1078
period of administration
1071 - 1078
head of government
Michael VII Emperor of Byzantium
Michael VII Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
electrum (overall material)
overall:.37 cm x 2.93 cm; 5/32 in x 1 5/32 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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