Constantine VIII


1 in stock


Constantinople, 1025-1028 AD. AU histamenon nomisma. 4.41 gr., 24.6 mm.

Obv: + IҺS XIS RЄX RЄςNANTIҺM; bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown (ornamented with two crescents in its upper quarters), pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in left hand; triple border.

Rev: + CƜNSTANTIN ЬASILЄЧS ROM; bearded bust of Constantine VII facing, wearing crown with pendilia and loros, holding labarum in right hand and akakia in left hand; triple border.

Ref: Sear 1815; DOC 2. Privately purchased from Peter Minns, York, in 1978.
Extremely fine.