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Constantine IX Monomachus, 12 June 1042 - 11 January 1055
The last Viking raid on England was in 1048 A.D. The unsuccessful raiders fled to Flanders.
SH34507. Gold scyphate histamenon nomisma, DOC III part 2, 3; Morrisson BnF 4 - 10; Wroth BMC (Constantine VIII) 6 - 9; Ratto (Constantine VIII) 1970; Sommer 48.3; Berk 304; SBCV 1830, Choice EF, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.367g, maximum diameter 27.4mm, die axis 180o
, 12 Jun 1042 - 11 Jan 1055; obverse +Ihs XPS REX REGNANTIhm (Jesus Christ King of Kings), bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger with crescents in upper quarters, tunic and himation, raising right hand in blessing, gospels in left, triple border; reverse +CWNSTAnTn BASILEWS Rm, bearded bust of Constantine XI facing, crown with cross and pendilia, jewels around neck, jeweled chlamys, long cross scepter in right, globe surmounted by pellet cross in left, triple border; SOLD
Catalog current as of Sunday, August 25, 2019.
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