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Byzantine Empire, Constantine X Ducas, 25 December 1059 - 21 May 1067 A.D.
Constantine X seems to have been a weak, ineffective leader. His wife, Eudocia, had great power within the empire, and was thought by some to be "the power behind the throne." Upon the death of Constantine X, his eldest son, Michael VII was still a child, so Eudocia took over as regent.
BZ86363. Silver 2/3 miliaresion
, DOC III part
2, 6a, Morrisson BnF
, Wroth BMC
962 var. (sigla), VF, dark toning
, holed (3), chipped, broken and repaired (typical for this rare
issue), Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight
1.317g, maximum diameter
20.6mm, die axis
, 25 Dec 1059 - 21 May 1067; obverse
+ ΘKE ROHΘ (Greek abbreviation for God-bearer), Virgin Mary
standing facing, nimbate
, wearing tunic and maphorion
of five dots to left and right of head
, MHP (ligature
) - ΘV (Greek abbreviation for Mother of God) across field
+ΘKE RO/HΘEI KWN/CTANTINW / ∆ECWOTH / TW ∆OUKA (OU ligate
, God-bearer, aid Constantine Ducas the Despot) in five lines, ornaments above and below; very rare
Catalog current as of Friday, May 24, 2019.
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