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Home > Catalog > Byzantine Coins > Comnen Dynasty > Romanus IV > SH76240
Byzantine Empire, Romanus IV Diogenes, 1 January 1068 - 19 August 1071
Due to their distinctive iconography, these histamenon types were nicknamed "six-headers" in their day.
SH76240. Gold histamenon nomisma, DOC III part 2, 1.1; Morrisson BnF 53/Cp/AV/02; Wroth BMC 1; Sommer 54.1; SBCV 1859; Ratto -, gVF, earthen encrustation, light bumps and marks, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.373g, maximum diameter 27.9mm, die axis 180o, 1 Jan 1068 - 19 Aug 1071; obverse KWN MX AN∆, Michael standing facing on footstool, transverse labarum in right hand, akakia in left hand, flanked by Constantius and Andronicus, each standing facing on an individual footstool, each holding globus cruciger in inner hand and akakia in outer hand; reverse + PWMANS EV∆UKIA, Jesus Christ standing facing on footstool, crowning Romanus and Eudocia, each holds a globus cruciger in inner hand, IC - XC flanking Christ's head; from the Robert Watcher Collection; SOLD











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