BYZANTINE SEALS. Imperial. Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 34 mm, 32.46 g, 12 h). +ΕΜΜΑ-ΝΟΥΗΛ Draped bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, wearing nimbus decorated with five pellets in each arm, holding Book of Gospels with his left hand and raising his right hand in benediction. Rev. +CΩNSTANT AYTOKRA[T RM] Bust of Constantine IX facing, wearing jewelled crown with pendilia and jewelled loros, holding staff surmounted by cross in his right hand, and globus cruciger in his left. DO Seals 6, no. 73. Zacos I, 79 (but from different bulloterion from the published examples). Nicely and deeply toned. Rough areas on both sides, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF