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CNG Feature Auction 118

Lot nuber 1225

Eudocia, with Michael VII and Constantius. 1067. AV Histamenon Nomisma (28.5mm, 4.37 g, 6h). Constantinople mint.

CNG Feature Auction 118
Lot: 1225.
 Estimated: $ 1 500

Byzantine, Coin-in-Hand Video, Gold

Sold For $ 3 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Eudocia, with Michael VII and Constantius. 1067. AV Histamenon Nomisma (28.5mm, 4.37 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing / Eudocia, holding jeweled scepter in right hand, standing facing on footstool, flanked by her sons Michael and Constantius, each holding globus cruciger and akakia. DOC 1; Füeg II 1.y; SB 1857. Toned, some scratches in the margin on obverse. Near EF. Rare.

Eudocia ruled as regent from the death of her husband Constantine X in May of 1067 until the end of the year. At the time, the empire was facing a military crisis in the east as the Seljuq Turks advanced further into Asia Minor, and the prevailing feeling was that a competent military leader should be emperor. Eudocia, despite having declared that she would never remarry, took the hand of Romanus IV Diogenes on 1 January 1068. Romanus’s own rule lasted a little over two and a half years, as he was captured by the Turks at the Battle of Mantzikert in August of 1071. Eudocia was re-established as regent for two months before being coerced into retiring to a convent. Whether this issue dates to her first or second term as regent has been debated, but the former seems more logical. While by no means abundant, the output of this coinage seems too large to be condensed into the short span of her second regency.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 118 lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 13-14 September 2021. CNG Feature Auction 118 – Session Four – Roman Imperial Coinage Part 2 through Antiquities will be held Tuesday afternoon, 14 September 2021 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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