Theodora

829-842

After the death of Constantine IX, Theodora was the sole surviving member of the Macedonian dynasty founded by Basil I, and ruled as empress in her own right for over a year. The elderly Theodora ruled with a firm hand, in stark contrast to the weak non-entities that preceded and followed her. Reprinted from The Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.

AU Histamenon Nomisma


SB 1837, DOC III 1 AU Histamenon Nomisma Obv: +IhSXISREXREGNANTInM - Christ standing on footstool facing, holding Gospels.
Rev: +θEOΔWPAAVGOVSTA - Theodora and the Virgin standing facing, holding labarum with pellet on the shaft between them; M Q at the Virgin's shoulders. (Constantinople). $1,050 5/21/03.


AU Tetarteron Nomisma


SB 1838, DOC III 2 AU Tetarteron Nomisma Obv: Bust of Christ, holding Gospels; IC XC to left and right.
Rev: +θEOΔWAVGOVC - Crowned bust of Theodora, holding scepter and globus cruciger. (Constantinople). $2,000 5/21/03.