Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.1.17
People
Constantine VIII, Byzantine (r. 1025 - 1028)
Title
Histamenon of Constantine VIII, Constantinople
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
1025-1028
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/336400
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.38g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
histamenon
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: +IhS XIS REX REGNANTI uM
Provenance
John Work Garrett (1872-1942), bequeathed; to John Hopkins University (1942) sold; by mail bid auction by Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc. and Bank Leu AG, "The Johns Hopkins University, The Garrett Collection, Part III " March 29, 1985 lot 518; to Jane Ayer Scott, Newton MA (1985-2008), by inheritance; to her husband Wellington F. Scott III, (2008-2010), gift; to The Harvard Art Museums, 2010.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC III 2, 2 p. 709
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Wellington F. Scott III in memory of Jane Ayer Scott
Accession Year
2011
Object Number
2011.1.17
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Christ Pantocrator (Type VIII) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus, wearing tunic and himation, r, hand in cloak, l. holding book to breast.
Rev.: Bust of Constantine VIII facing, bearded, wearing collar piece, modified loros, and crown with cross and pendilia. In r. hand labarum surmounted by cross with pellet on shaft; in l. hand, akakia.
Exhibition History

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/17/2017 - 05/08/2017

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