Romanus III Argyrus (AD 1028-1034). AV histamenon nomisma

 

Romanus III Argyrus (AD 1028-1034). AV histamenon nomisma (24mm, 4.37 gm, 7h). NGC Choice VF 5/5 - 3/5. Constantinople. +IhS XIS RЄX-RЄϚNANTInm, Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels in left; double border / ΘCЄ bOHΘ'-RwmAhw, standing facing figures of Romanus III (on left), bearded, wearing crown with pendilia, saccos and loros, four pellets on sleeve, globus cruciger in left hand, and the Virgin (on right), nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, crowning emperor with right hand; barred MΘ in central field between their heads, double border. Sear 1819.

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