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1 Solidus (tetarteron nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1055 - 1056

1 Solidus (tetarteron nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1055 - 1056

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Description (Brief)
One (1) solidus (tetarteron nomisma) coin, Theodora (second reign)
Byzantine Empire, 1055 - 1056
Obverse Image: Portrait bust of Christ facing wearing nimbus cross, pallium, and colobium; he raises his right hand in benediction and in his left hand holds the book of Gospels; in left field IC, in right field XC
Obverse Text: IC / XC
Reverse Image: Portrait bust of Theodora wearing crown, saccos and loros; holding jeweled sceptre and globus cruciger.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1055 - 1056
head of government
Theodora Empress of Byzantium
Theodora Empress of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.16 cm x 1.76 cm; 1/16 in x 11/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection
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Data Source
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