Constantinople, 1049-1053 AD. AU histamenon nomisma 4.41gr., 27.5 mm.
Obv: ⧾ IҺS XIS RЄX RЄGNANTIҺM; bust of Christ facing, wearing crown, pallium and colobium, crescent in upper quarters of nimbus, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in left hand; triple border.
Rev: ⧾ CƜҺSAƮҺ bASILЄЧS RM; bearded bust of Constantine IX facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding long cross and globe surmounted by pelleted cross; triple border.
Ref: Sear 1830; DOC 3.
Lustrous. Extremely fine.