CONSTANTINE IX GOLD HISTAMENON – CHRIST BUST AND EMPEROR HOLDING CROSS ISSUE – MINT STATE NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 17681)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. CONSTANTINE IX, AD 1042-1055.
Gold histamenon nomisma (scyphate), 4.44 g, 27 mm. Issue of Constantinople.
Obv. +IhS XIS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM, bust of bearded Christ Pantocrator, facing, holding Gospels and raising his right hand in benediction. Rev. +CωNSτANτIN bASILЄЧS, bearded bust of Constantine IX, facing, wearing loros and holding long cross and globus cruciger with cross made of pellets.
Ex Hirsch 154, 5/13/1987, lot 905.
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, perfectly centered with spectacular portraits.
Published: Vilmar Fixed Price List IV, no. 136.