Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 28 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis. +IhS XIS RЄX RЄςNANTIҺm Nimbate bust of Christ facing, wearing tunic and pallium, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; in each upper quarter of nimbus, crescent. Rev. +CωnSTAnTIhOS bAS Rm Bust of Constantine IX facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia, holding long cross in his right hand and globus surmounted by pelleted cross in his left. DOC 3.9. SB 1830. A lovely example struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.