Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos / Romanos II Porphyrogennetos (945-959)
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Currency||Second Solidus Nomisma (720-1092)|
David R. Sear, Simon Bendall, Michael Dennis O'Hara; 2006. Byzantine coins and their values (2nd edition). Seaby, London, United Kingdom.DOC III-2# 15
Philip Grierson; 1993. Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection / Volume 3.2. Basil I to Nicephorus III 867-1081 (2nd edition). Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington DC, United States.
Bust of Christ pantocrator facing, nimbate with two or three dots in each limb of the cross, wearing tunic and himation, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of gospels.
Lettering: +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIчM
Translation: "Jesus Christ King of the Kings".
To left, bust of Constantinus VII facing, bearded, wearing crown cruciger and loros; to right, bust of Romanus II facing, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown cruciger; between them, both holding long patriarchal cross.
Lettering: COnSTAnT' CE ROmAn AVG bR
Translation: "Constantinus and Romanus Augusts, Kings of Romans".
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