Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus I and Christopher. 913-959. Solidus (Gold, 4.45 g 6), c. 930. +IhS XPS REX REg NANTIu M Christ, nimbate, seated facing on throne, raising right hand in benediction and, with his left hand, holding book of Gospels on his left knee. Rev. ROmAN’CONST’ET XRISTOF’b’R’ At the center, crowned and bearded figure of Romanus standing facing, wearing loros and holding scepter and akakia; on the left, half length figure of Constantine VII; on the right, half length figure of Chistopher, both crowned and wearing chlamys with tablion. DOC 8. SB 1742. Extremely rare. Good very fine.
From an important collection of Byzantine coins, Sincona 3, 25 October 2011, 3510 and ex The New York Sale II, 2 December 1999, 396.