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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Comnen Dynasty| > |Constantine X| > SH81740
Byzantine Empire, Constantine X Ducas, 25 December 1059 - 21 May 1067 A.D.
|Constantine| |X|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Constantine| |X| |Ducas,| |25| |December| |1059| |-| |21| |May| |1067| |A.D.|, In 1066 A.D., on 28 September, Duke William of Normandy landed in England at Pevensey. On 14 October, at the Battle of Hastings, King Harold II of England was killed and Duke William of Normandy was victorious. In England, this date is the traditional end of the Dark Ages (Early Middle Ages). On 25 December, Duke William of Normandy was crowned King William I of England in Westminster Abbey.
SH81740. Gold scyphate histamenon nomisma, DOC III part 2, 1b; Wroth BMC 1 - 2; Morrisson BnF 51/Cp/AV/08; SBCV 1847; Sommer 52.1; Ratto 2010 var. (no pellet on labarum), gVF, scyphate, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.412g, maximum diameter 27.6mm, die axis 180o, 25 Dec 1059 - 21 May 1067 A.D.; obverse +IhS XPS REX REGNANTnIm (sic, Jesus Christ King of Kings), Christ seated facing on square-backed throne, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium, and colobium, raising hand in benediction, Gospels in left, double border; reverse +KWN RAC Λ−O ∆OVKAC, Constantine standing facing on footstool, bearded, wearing crown, sakkos and loros, labarum with pellet on shaft in right hand, globus cruciger in left, double border; SOLD










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