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Live auction - bby_624754 - CONSTANTINE X DUCAS Histamenon nomisma

CONSTANTINE X DUCAS Histamenon nomisma AU/MS
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Estimate : 900 €
Price : 970 €
Maximum bid : 1 251 €
End of the sale : 08 December 2020 15:45:43
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Histamenon nomisma
Date: 1059-1067
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,43 g.
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire idéalement centré. Joli revers. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : + IHS XIS REX - REGNANTIHM.
Obverse description : Le Christ avec le nimbe crucigère trônant de face, vêtu du pallium et du colombium, bénissant de la main droite et tenant les Évangiles de la main gauche ; double grènetis.
Obverse translation : (Jésus Christ roi des Rois).


Reverse legend : +KWN RAC L - O DOUKAC.
Reverse description : Constantin debout de face sur un piédestal, couronné, vêtu du saccos et du loros, tenant de la main droite le labarum orné d'un globe et de la main gauche, le globe crucigère ; double grènetis.
Reverse translation : (Constantin Doukas).



Historical background



Constantine X succeeded Isaac I Komnenos had been filed. Constantine's wife, Eudocia, is the niece of the Patriarch of Constantinople. Constantine faces a triple threat: the Normans in Sicily, Uzes (Turkish tribe) in the Balkans and the Seljuks in Asia Minor. At his death, it was his wife who succeeded him, ensuring the regency for her son Michael VII and Constantine. The Empire is facing a serious crisis.

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