Romanus III Argyrus


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Constantinople, 1028-1034 AD. AU histamenon, 4.40 gr., 23.2 mm.

Obv: +IhS XIS RЄX RЄGNANTIhM; Christ, nimbate, seated facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in left.

Rev: ΘCЄbOHΘRωmAhω; Romanus, left, crowned and wearing loros, standing facing and holding globus cruciger; the Virgin, right, veiled and nimbate, standing facing and crowning the Emperor; between their heads: MΘ.

Ref: Sear 1819. Ex Gorny & Mosch sale 219 (2014), lot 568.

Nearly extremely fine.