CONSTANTINE IX GOLD HISTAMENON – SUPERLATIVE PORTRAIT BUST OF JESUS CHRIST HOLDING GOSPELS – MINT STATE NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 13233)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. CONSTANTINE IX, 1042-1055 AD.
Gold histamenon nomisma, 4.36 g., 29 mm., minted at Constantinople.
Obv. Facing bust of Christ, holding Gospels and raising his hand in benediction.
Rev. Bearded bust of the emperor, holding long cross and globus cruciger with cross made out of pellets.
Sear 1830; DOC 3.
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, with an outstanding portrait of Jesus Christ, fully centered, medallic and of great style.