CONSTANTINE IX SILVER 2/3 MILIARESION – GREAT PORTRAIT OF THE VIRGINS ORANS – AU NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 10470)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. CONSTANTINE IX, AD 1042-1055
Silver 2/3 Miliaresion, 1.39 g., 20 mm., minted at Constantinople.
Obv. Facing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, MHP ΘV (“Mother of God”) in fields.
Rev. Six line inscription .
NGC graded AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, “clipped”, with a very sensitive depiction of the Virgin.