Constantine IX (1042-1055 AD)
Gold Histamenon, Constantinople.
Obverse: Christ seated facing on straight-backed throne, raising hand in benediction, holding book of Gospels, +IhS IXS REX REGNANTIhm.
Reverse: Bust of Constantine IX facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia, holding sceptre ending in leaved cross in his right hand and globus cruciger with a patriarchal cross in his left, + MIX-AHΛ-RACIΛOΔ.
Sear 1829; DOC 2.