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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1581
People
Constantine IX, Byzantine (r. 1042 - 1055)
Title
Miliaresion of Constantine IX with the Meter Theou
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
1042-1055 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/169897
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
2.83 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
miliaresion
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: +DeltaECPiOI NACWZOIC
  • Reverse Inscription: EVCERH MONOMAXON
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 3.2, 7a.1 (p. 746)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1581
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: The Virgin standing, facing, orans, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion. To l., MP, to r., ThetaV (both overlined). Double linear border. Concave, large module.

Rev.: Emperor standing, facing, wearing scale armor, cloak, and crown with cross and pendilia. In r. hand, long cross with pellet at end of each arm; l. hand on hilt of sheathed sword resting with point on the ground. Double linear border.
Publication History

Alfred R. Bellinger, ed., Catalogue of Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection (Washington, D.C, 1992), vol. 3, part 2, 746, cat 7a.1, pl. 59

Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 129/figs. 60a, 60b

Exhibition History

Byzantine Women and Their World, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/25/2002 - 04/28/2003

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