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Live auction - bby_667293 - ROMANUS III ARGYRUS Histamenon nomisma

ROMANUS III ARGYRUS Histamenon nomisma XF
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 520 €
Maximum bid : 575 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 16:23:45
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Histamenon nomisma
Date: 1028-1034
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, centré des deux côtés. Fine usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Drouot de mai 1979, lot n° 535 et de la collection Aymé Cornu


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 description : Romain III couronné, vêtu du loros et du saccos debout de face, tenant de la main droite la croix potencée et de la gauche le globe crucigère couronné par la Vierge, vêtue du pallium et du maphorium bénissant l'empereur ; double grènetis circulaire.
Reverse legend : QCE bOHQ MQ- RwMAhw.
Reverse translation : (par la grâce de la Vierge, Romain).

Historical background



Roman III had married Zoe, daughter of Basil II, who became the mistress of the future Michael IV and Romain was stifled in her bath.

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