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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1573
People
Romanos III, Byzantine (r. 1028 - 1034)
Title
Miliaresion of Romanos III, Constantinople
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
1028-1034 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/193997
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
2.17 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
miliaresion
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: +PiAPThetaENE COIPiOLambdaVAINE
  • Reverse Inscription: OCHLambdaPiIKEPiANTAKATOPThetaOI
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 3.2, 3a.1 (p. 719)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1573
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, standing on dais and turned slightly to the r. Her r. hand is on her breast and on her left arm she holds the Christ-child, raising r. hand in gesture of benediction and holding scroll in l. Triple linear border with eight globules on middle line.

Rev.: Emperor bearded, wearing modified loros and crown with cross and pendilia, standing facing on round cushion, holding long patriarchal cross in r. hand and globe surmounted by patriarchal cross in l. Triple linear border with eight globules as on obverse.
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, 719, cat 3a.1

Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 129/figs. 59a, 59b

Exhibition History

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

Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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