Jesus Christ Pantocrator Byzantine Greek Icon Constantinople GOLD solidus

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Seller: venice.80 (879) 100%, Location: Napoli, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 402039675461 ReignByzantine empire - Constantine VII and Romanus II (945-959)DenominationAV solidusDate Struck945-959 ADMintConstantinopleObverse+ IhS XΛS RЄX REGNANTIЧM. Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, with cross nimbus with three pellets in each arm, wearing chiton and himation, r. hand in sling of cloak raised in benediction and holding book of Gospels in l.ReverseCONSTANT'CЄROMAN'AЧGGb'R'. Facing busts of Constantine VII, bearded, wearing loros and crown, and Romanus II, wearing chlamys and crown; between them they hold patriarchal cross.Weightgr. 4,45Diametermm. 19ReferenceSEAR 1751. DOC 15GradeAbout XF, with brilliance in the obv. fields. Minor scratch on the obv. left field.CommentsArtistic and powerful Pantocrator portrait. It follows the mosaic once shown on the Chalke Gate (the main ceremonial entrance (vestibule) to the Imperial palace of Constantinople). Modified Item: No, Grade: AU, Cleaned/Uncleaned: Uncleaned

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