Constantine VII, Gold Solidus

Constantine VII, Gold Solidus

Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (A.D. 913-959), Gold Solidus. Mint of Constantinople. + IhS XPS REX REGNANTIUM, bust of Christ facing, wearing a nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising His right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels, rev. +CONSTAn-T' AVT' CRAT b R, facing bust of Constantine VII, with long beard, wearing a crown and a loros, and holding a patriarchal cross on a globe, 4.31g., 6h (S 1747; DO 13b). Toned, good very fine and extremely rare.

Ex Glendining's, June 1992, lot 73
Ex Stack's, 12 January 2009, lot 3233