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Ancient Nomos Art is a museum of galleries exhibiting ancient coins and ancient mint maps. The coin gallery displays the diverse art and history of hand-crafted ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Persian and Medieval coinage. The ancient mints mapping gallery features Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Asia Minor and Medieval mint city regions and territories. Visitor's are welcome to explore, study and enjoy Ancient Nomos Art.

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Byzantine, Roman – 924 AD


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Byzantine, Roman – 924 AD

Obverse: Christ nimbate and enthroned, hand raised in benediction with gospels.
Reverse: Crowned facing busts of Romanus I and Christopher, each holding cross.

Obv. +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIUM*, Figure of Christ Pantakrator, nimbate, enthroned facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left arm. Rev. ROMAN’ ET XPISTOFO’ AUGG b’, crowned facing half-length busts of Romanus I Lecapenus to the left, with short beard and wearing loros, and Christopher to right, beardless and wearing chlamys; each holding a long patriarchal cross between them.


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Value: Nomisma. Metal: AV Gold. Weight: 4.40 grams. Mint: Constantinople. Date: 924-931 AD.
Attribution: Dumbarton Oaks Collection III 7; SB 1745; Fueg 7.A.1.

Legend, Documentation and Attribution