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Live auction - bby_457653 - 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 : 12 December 2017 14:49:45
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
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la LIVE AUCTION 1003, n° 135 et de la collection du Docteur Frédéric Nordmann


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 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).


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

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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