CONSTANTINE IX GOLD HISTAMEON – SUPERB ENTHRONED CHRIST PORTRAIT – MINT STATE NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 13229)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. Constantine IX Ducas, 1042-1055 AD.
Gold histamenon nomisma (skyphate), 4.41 g., 29 mm., minted at Constantinople.
Obv. Christ enthroned, facing, holding Gospels and raising his hand in benediction.
Rev. Bearded bust of the emperor, holding patriarchal cross and globus cruciger.
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, a coin perfectly struck on a medallic planchet with a stunning portrayal of Jesus Christ.