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Live auction - bby_355256 - CONSTANTINE X DUCAS Histamenon nomisma

CONSTANTINE X DUCAS Histamenon nomisma AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 June 2015 15:10:59
Type : Histamenon nomisma
Date: 1059-1067
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,35 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Au droit, très beau portrait du Christ. Au revers les personnages sont bien venus à la frappe. Jolie patine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Docteur Frédéric Nordmann

Obverse


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 circulaire.
Obverse translation : (Jésus-Christ roi des rois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : +KWN RAC L - O DOUKAC/.
Reverse description : Constantin debout de face couronné avec pendilia, vêtu du saccos et du loros, tenant de la main gauche un globe crucigère et couronné par la Vierge Marie, nimbée, vêtue du pallium et du maphorium.
Reverse legend : M - Q.
Reverse translation : (Constantin Doukas/ la mère de Dieu).

Commentary


Scyphate. Cinq globules sur le pan du vêtement. Le globe crucigère bouleté semble décoré.

Historical background


CONSTANTINE X DUCAS

(25/12/1059-21/05/1067)

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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