A rare seal of Constantine IX Monomachus
Lot 1552
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Seal (Bronze, 34 mm, 39.53 g, 11 h), Constantinopolis. +ЄΜΜΑ-ΝΟЧΗΛ / IC - XC Bust of Christ Emmanuel facing, with cross-nimbus containing five pellets in each arm, wearing tunic and himation, his right hand in folds and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. CωҺSTANT - AЧTOCRAT Bust of Constantine IX facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia, holding long cross in his right hand and globus surmounted by a cross resting on a crescent in his left. DOC 73. Rare. A bold and impressive imperial lead seal. Struck very slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
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