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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Macedonian Dynasty| > |Romanus II| > SH36155
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. David Sear notes, "Perhaps the Byzantine mint had received no clear instructions from the new regime and simply resorted to this stopgap expedient pending further directives from the palace.
SH36155. Gold solidus, Füeg SNR 76, pl. IV, B4; cf. DOC III Constantine VII 15.22, gVF, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.422g, maximum diameter 20.8mm, die axis 180o, obverse  IhS XPS REX REGNANTIVM, bust of Christ facing with nimbus cruciger, tunic and himation, right raised in blessing, gospels in left; reverse CONSTANT CE ROMAN AUGG b R (obliterated), crowned facing busts of Constantine VII (left) in loros and Romanus in chlamys, holding long patriarchal cross between them; very rare; SOLD










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Roman Coins of Romanus II