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ID:     8457
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Romanus III, Argyrus
Date Ruled:     AD 1028-1034
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Histamenon nomisma
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     A.D. 12 November 1028 - 11 April 1034
Diameter:     24.6 mm
Weight:     4.38 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     +IhS XPS REX REGNANTInm
Obverse Description:     Christ enthroned facing, nimbate, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels
Reverse Legend:     ΘCE bOHΘ' RW mAnW / MΘ
Reverse Description:     Virgin Mary crowning Romanus who wears loros and holds globus cruciger, MΘ between
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     SB 1819
Reference2:     DOC III part 2, 1d
Reference3:     Berk 296
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=5962