CONSTANTINE IX GOLD HISTAMENON – ENTHRONED CHRIST AND EMPEROR HOLDING CROSS ISSUE – CHOICE AU NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 17678)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. CONSTANTINE IX, AD 1042-1055.
Gold histamenon nomisma (scyphate), 4.39 g, 29 mm. Issue of Constantinople.
Obv. IhS XIS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM, Christ enthroned, facing, holding Gospels and raising his hand in benediction. Rev. +CωhSτAhτh bASILЄЧ RM, bearded bust of the emperor, holding cross with tendril finials and globus with patriarchal cross.
NGC graded CHOICE AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, struck on an exceptionally broad, medallic planchet.
Published: Vilmar Fixed Price List IV, no. 134.