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Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus: June 6, 913 - November 9, 959 and
Romanus I Lecapenus: December 17, 920 - December 16, 944


Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus with Romanus I Lecapenus and Christopher (913-959), AV Solidus, 921-931, Constantinople
+IhS XPS REX-REςNANTIЧM *
Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, right hand raised in benediction, book of Gospels in left
ROmAn' ET XPIStOFO' AЧςς b'
Facing busts of Romanus I, with short beard on left, and Christopher, beardless on right, each wearing crown, holding long patriarchal cross between them, Romanus wearing loros, Christopher wearing chlamys
20mm x 21mm, 4.68g
SB 1745


Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, Regency Issue under Zoe, Follis, 914-919, Constantinople
+COnStAnt CE ZOH b'
Facing busts of Constantine VII, beardless, on left, wearing loros, and Zoe, on right, wearing chlamys, both crowned and holding long patriarchal cross between them
+COnS / tANtINO' / CE ZOH bA / SILIS RO / mEOn
Legend in five lines
23mm x 25mm, 5.52g
SB 1758


Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, Regency Issue under Zoe, Follis, 914-919, Constantinople
+COnStAnt CE ZOH b'
Facing busts of Constantine VII, beardless, on left, wearing loros, and Zoe, on right, wearing chlamys, both crowned and holding long patriarchal cross between them
+COnS / tANtINO' / CE ZOH bA / SILIS RO / mEOn
Legend in five lines
24mm x 26mm, 8.92g
SB 1758


Constantine VII and Romanus I, Follis, 945-950, Constantinople
+RWmAn' bAS_ILEVS RWm'
Facing bust of Romanus I with short beard, wearing crown and jeweled chlamys, labarum in right hand, globus cruciger in left
+RWMA / n' En QEW bA / SILEVS Rw / mAIWn
Legend in four lines
26mm x 28mm, 7.68g
SB 1760


Constantine VII and Romanus I, Follis, 945-950, Constantinople
+COnSt' bA_SIL' ROm'
Facing bust of Constantine VII with short beard, wearing crown and vertical loros, akakia in right hand, globus cruciger in left
+COnST / En QEO bA / SILEVS R / OmEOn
Legend in four lines
25mm x 27mm, 7.59g
SB 1761; DO 26


Constantine VII and Romanus I, Follis, 920-944, Constantinople
+COnSt' CE ROmAn' b' ROm'
Facing busts of Constantine VII, with short beard on left, and Romanus II, beardless on right, each wearing crown and clad in loros, that of Constantine vertical; they hold between them globus surmounted by patriarchal cross with X in center
+COnST / CE ROmAn / En XRISt / b' ROmEO
Legend in four lines
29mm, 6.23g
SB 1762; DO 27

Note: Overstruck on a Romanus I, AE Follis, SB 1760