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ID:     33738
Type:     Ancient Imitations
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Constantine VII and Romanus II
Date Ruled:     AD 913-959
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Solidus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 913-959
Diameter:     18.8 mm
Weight:     4.539 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     ┬áIhs XPS REX REGNANTIUM
Obverse Description:     Bust of Christ facing wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction, Gospels in left
Reverse Legend:     COnSTAnT
Reverse Description:     Crowned facing busts of Constantine VII, in a loros on left, and his son Romanus II, in a chlamys, they hold a long patriarchal cross
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     cf. SBCV 1751
Reference2:     DOC III part 2, 15 (official, Constantinople mint)
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=39252