ROMANUS III ARGYRUS HISTAMENON NOMISMA, CIRCA. 1028 - 1034 C.E.
DOC 1d, Sear 1819, Extremely Fine /About Extremely Fine, 24.3mm, 4.43 grams, Constantinople Mint
Obverse: + ΙhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM around Jesus enthroned facing, with crossed nimbus, raising right hand in blessing and holding Book of Gospels
Reverse: Romanus on left, wearing loros, standing facing and holding globus cruciger, on right, Mary, veiled and nimbate, standing facing and crowning the Emperor with Her right hand, M - Θ between, Θ CE bΟΗΘ RωΜΑhω around
A REALLY SHARP portrait of Jesus! Look around, it is surprising how many of these are worn, especially about the hair.