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E-auction 450-362413 - bby_704961 - CONSTANTINE IX MONOMACHOS Follis

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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 31 €
End of the sale : 29 November 2021 15:08:30
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Follis
Date: c. 1050
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,64 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Revers agréable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IC - XC.
Obverse description : Le Christ Antiphonetes assis de face sur un trône à dossier, vêtu du pallium et du colombium, tenant les Évangiles des deux mains.
Obverse translation : (Jésus Christ).


Reverse legend : + IS XS/ BASILE/ BASIL'.
Reverse description : en trois lignes surmontées d’une croisette et d’un croissant, chacun entre deux tildes.
Reverse translation : (Jésus-Christ roi des rois).


Follis anonyme, classe D.

Historical background



Constantine IX succeeded Michel V and brought back to the court of Basil II girls, Zoe and Theodora. He married the second. Constantinople knew his reign an artistic renaissance at the expense of the Treasury. It is in 1054 that occurred the Great Schism between the Church of Constantinople and Rome, the origin of the birth of Orthodox no longer recognize the supremacy of the bishop of Rome. Constantine died in 1055. This is Theodora who succeeded him for just seven months, the last descendant of the Macedonian dynasty.

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