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Home > Catalog > Byzantine Coins > Macedonian Dynasty > Romanus II > SH05323
Byzantine Empire, Romanus II (Sole Reign?), 959 - 963 A.D.
This type with the obliterated reverse legend has been attributed as an emergency issue struck at the beginning of Romanus' sole reign. Coins of this emergency issue are very rare. This coin is the only one that Forum has seen with two pellets in each limb of the cross inside the nimbus cruciger vs. the usual three.
SH05323. Gold solidus, FŁeg SNR 76, pl. IV, B4; Triton IV 837; cf. DOC III Constantine VII 15.22, gVF, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.38g, maximum diameter 19.8mm, die axis 180o, sole reign, 959 A.D.; obverse +Ihs XPS REX REGNANTIUM (Jesus Christ King of Kings), bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, two pellets in each cross limb, wearing pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction, Gospels in left; reverse obliterated legend, crowned facing busts of Constantine VII, in a loros on left, and his son Romanus II, in a chlamys, they hold a long patriarchal cross; superb portrait of Christ; very rare; SOLD

Catalog current as of Monday, June 17, 2019.
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