Constantine VII with Romanus II AV Gold Solidus, Near Extremely Fine, 945 - 959 C.E.

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CONSTANTINE VII & ROMANUS II AV GOLD SOLIDUS

Doc 15, Sear 1751, Near EF, 19.9mm, 4.32 grams, Struck Circa. 945 - 959 C.E.,  Constantinople Mint

Obverse: + IҺS XPS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM around nimbate bust of Jesus facing holding book of Gospels and raising hand in benediction

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

Lovely example on great metal!