CONSTANTINE IX SILVER MILIARESION – EXCEPTIONAL SPECIMEN WITH VIRGIN ORANS AND EMPEROR IN ARMOR – AU NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 16032)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. CONSTANTINE IX, AD 1042-1055 AD.
Silver miliaresion, 2.39 g, 28 mm. Issue of Constantinople.
Obv. + ΔЄCΠΟΙΝΑ CωΖΟΙC, the Virgin orans, her hands outstretched in prayer, MHP – ΘV in field. Rev. ЄVCЄBH MONOMAXON, Constantine standing, facing, wearing armor, holding long cross and sword in sheath.
NGC graded AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5 (NGC photo certificate as this type of coin is too fragile for encapsulation).
Published: Vilmar Numismatics, Fixed Price List I, lot 138.
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