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E-auction 209-136101 - ROMANUS III ARGYRUS Follis

ROMANUS III ARGYRUS Follis XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 17 April 2017 14:53:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Follis
Date: c. 1028-1034
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 13,06 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et épais avec les grènetis visibles, éclaté à 12 heures. Très beau buste du Christ, biffé sur le visage. Frappe brouillée et tréflée au revers. Jolie patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : +EMMA-NOVHA/ IC - XC.
Obverse description : Grand buste du Christ Antiphonetes debout de face, avec le globe crucigère, vêtu du pallium et du colombium, bénissant de la main droite et tenant les Évangiles de la gauche.
Obverse translation : (Dieu avec nous).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IS-XC/ BAS-ILE/ BAS-ILE.
Reverse description : Croix aux extrémités bouletées posée sur trois degrés.
Reverse translation : (Jésus Christ roi des rois).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Trace de double frappe au revers. Follis anonyme, classe B. Globe nimbé crucigère pointé, la croix ornée de trois carrés évidés Les Évangiles ornés de cinq globules posés en carré centré.

Historical background


ROMAIN III Argyra

(12/11/1028-11/04/1034)

Roman III had married Zoe, daughter of Basil II, who became the mistress of the future Michael IV and Romain was stifled in her bath.

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