Constantine X, Ducas, 25 December 1059 - 21 May 1067 A.D.
Constantine X seems to have been a weak, ineffective leader. His wife, Eudocia, had great power within the empire, and was thought by some to be "the power behind the throne." Upon the death of Constantine X, his eldest son, Michael VII was still a child, so Eudocia took over as regent.
ByzantineAnonymous Follis of Christ, Class F, Constantine X, 25 December 1059 - 21 May 1067 A.D.
In 1063, the River Thames was frozen for 14 weeks.
BZ55315. Bronze anonymous follis, Anonymous follis of Christ, class F; SBCV 1856, aF, overstruck, weight 5.743 g, maximum diameter 29.5 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople mint, 1059 - 1067 A.D.; obverse Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction; gospels in left hand, IC - XC (Jesus Christ); reverse IS XS / bASILE / bASIL (Jesus Christ King of Kings) in three lines, cross above and beneath; scarce; $32.00 (€24.64)
In 1064, the Seljuk Turks stormed Anatolia, taking Caesarea and Ani, marking the beginning of Turkish incursions into Anatolia.
BZ55489. Bronze follis, DOC III, part 2, 8; SBCV 1853; Sommer 52.6; Wroth BMC 18; Morrisson BN 1; Ratto 2021, aF, weight 6.870 g, maximum diameter 25.7 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople mint, 25 Dec 1059 - 21 May 1067; obverse +EMMA-NOVHL, Christ stands facing on footstool, wears nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, Gospels in left, IC - XC across field; reverse + KWNT DK - EVDK AVGO (or similar, from upper right), Eudocia on left, Constantine on right both stand facing crowned, wearing loros, holding between labarum with cross on shaft on three steps; $28.00 (€21.56)
SH53307. Gold histamenon nomisma, SBCV 1848, DOC III 2, gVF, weight 4.429 g, maximum diameter 25.6 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople mint, obverse IhS XIS REX REGNANTInm, Christ seated facing on throne, wears nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising hand in benediction; reverse KWN RAC L O DOVKAC, the Virgin Mary (on right) standing facing, crowing Constantine, who stands facing, globus cruciger in left; SOLD