Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Tetarteron (Gold, 17 mm, 3.99 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis, circa 1053-1055. +IҺS XRS RЄX RЄGNANTIm Bust of Christ facing with cross-nimbus, wearing tunic and himation, his right hand raised and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. +CωҺSTAҺTҺoS ILЄ m Crowned bust of Constantine IX facing, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 6. SB 1833. Good very fine.
From an old Swiss collection, formed in the 1970s to 1990s.