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1 Solidus (Histamenon Nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1028 - 1034

1 Solidus (Histamenon Nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1028 - 1034

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Description (Brief)
One (1) solidus (histamenon nomisma) coin, Romanus III Argyrus
Byzantine Empire, 1028 - 1034
Obverse Image: Christ sits enthroned facing, wearing nimbus cross, pallium and colobium; raising his right hand in benediction and holding the book of Gospels in his left hand; all surrounded by a double border.
Obverse Text: IhS / XIS / REX / REGNANTINM
Reverse Image: Full image of the Virgin, nimbate on right wearing a pallium and maphorium crowning the emperor with her right hand; emperor Romanus stands on left, wearing a beard, saccos and loros and holding a globus cruciger in his left hand; between their heads Mϴ with four pellets on the fold of the robe hanging beneath the globus cruciger; all surrounded by a double border.
Reverse Text: ϴCE / bOHϴ / RWMANW
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Object Name
date made
1028 - 1034
head of government
Romanus III Emperor of Byzantium
Romanus III Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.11 cm x 2.35 cm; 1/32 in x 15/16 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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