Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 28 mm, 4.40 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhC XIC REX REGNANTIhM Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, with cross nimbus with crescent in each upper quarter, right hand raised in benediction and left hand holding book. Rev. +CΩNSTANT bASILEuS RM Crowned facing bust of Constantine IX, wearing collar piece and loros, and holding a cross-tipped scepter in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. DOC 3. SB 1830. A carefully centered example. Slightly doubled obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF