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).
CONSTANTINE IX MONOMACHOS
Constantine IX succeeded Michael V and brought Basil II's daughters Zoe and Theodora back to court. He married the second. Constantinople experienced an artistic renaissance under his reign to the detriment of the Treasury. It was in 1054 that the Great Schism occurred between the Church of Constantinople and that of Rome, at the origin of the birth of the Orthodox who no longer recognize the supremacy of the bishop of Rome. Constantine died in 1055. It was Theodora who succeeded him for only 7 months, the last descendant of the Macedonian dynasty.