Romanus III


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Romanus III. surnamed Argyrus, the son of Leo VI the Wise, born about A.D. 973, married Zoe (another Messalina), daughter of Constantine XI., a few days before the death of that Emperor, and through that union arrived at the throne, A.D. 1028. - Poisoned and stifled in a bath by his lascivious and wicked wife, who then bestowed her hand and the empire on Michael of Paphlagonia, A.D. 1034. - Mionnet says there are no coins of this prince.

Update: Many coins of Romanus III Argyrus are now known.

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