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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Macedonian Dynasty| > |Romanus I| > SH17757
Byzantine Empire, Constantine VII and Romanus I, 17 December 920 - 16 December 944 A.D.
The throne depicted on the obverse is also depicted in the Narthex Mosaic, at Hagia Sophia, Constantinople, from the late 9th or early 10th century A.D.
SH17757. Gold solidus, DOC III part 2, 7; Wroth BMC 35; Morrisson BnF 37/Cp/AV/02; Ratto 1892; SBCV 1745; Sommer 36.5.1, nice VF, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.321g, maximum diameter 19.8mm, die axis 180o, c. 921 - 931 A.D.; obverse IhS XRS REX REGNANTIUM* (Jesus Christ, King of Kings), Christ enthroned facing, wears nimbus cruciger, pallium, and colobium; raises right, Gospels in left; reverse ROMAN ET XΠISTOΠO AUGG, crowned busts facing of Romanus I (left) in loros and Christopher in chlamys, holding long patriarchal cross between them; a few marks; very scarce; SOLD










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