Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus with Romanus II AV Gold Solidus, Extremely Fine, 913 - 959 C.E.

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CONSTANTINE VII & ROMANUS II AV GOLD SOLIDUS

Doc 15, Sear 1751, Extremely Fine, 20.4mm, 4.42 grams, Struck Circa. 950 - 955 C.E.,  Constantinople Mint

Obverse: + IҺS XPS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM around nimbate bust of Jesus facing holding book of Gospels and raising hand in benediction, two pellets in each arm of cross

Reverse Crowned facing busts of Constantine VII with short beard and loros, and Romanus II beardless and wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross between them, + COҺSTAҺT CЄ ROMAҺ AЧGG Ь R around

SHARP example with EXCELLENT portrait!

(Photo a bit overly reflective)