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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
-, gVF, earthen encrustation, light bumps and marks, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight
4.373g, maximum diameter
27.9mm, die axis
, 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
Catalog current as of Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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