Histamenon Nomisma of Romanus III Argyrus – Konstantinato. Romanus III Argyrus came to the Imperial Throne late in life, being 60 years old when he began his reign. He was a well-meaning if somewhat inept ruler, personally leading a Byzantine Army against the Muslims at Aleppo, where he was suprised and defeated in battle. Although his generals managed to compensate for this defeat with a series of victories against the Saracens, Romanus personally was never forgiven for his military incompetance, and he was subjected to many plots against him for the remainder of his reign. He was eventually murdered on the orders of his estranged wife Zoe in 1034. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTINM, Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobrium, raising right hand in benediction, holding Book of Gospels in left / THCE BOHTH RWMANW, Virgin Mary (nimbate) crowning emperor Romanus. The real coin is made of gold metal. This pendant is crafted with extra care in 925 Sterling Silver. It’s Handmade in Greece, the diameter size is 2.7 cm(excluding the bails) and weighs approximately 8 g. New, Handmade in Greece. 8 g(+/- 0.5 g). This pendant is without the chain. Customer Service & Return Policies. If you are not satisfied with the product. We’ll be very glad if you. And have a look of our. The item “Byzantine Konstantinato Pendant-RomanusIII Argyrus Histamenon-Christ Enthroned” is in sale since Wednesday, October 8, 2014. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Other Vintage Ethnic Jewelry”. The seller is “talos-artifacts” and is located in Athens, Greece. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Greece
- Metal Purity: 925
- Brand: Talos Artifacts
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Jewelry Type: Necklace, Pendant
Antique / antiquity Byzantine chain necklace and cross pendant. Made circa 7th – 9th century. Measurements: approximately length of chain when doubled up to and not including the pendant is 12 1/4 inches (31cm). Length of the chain is therefore about 24 1/2 inches. The pendant, including the bale is a little over an inch long (a little under 3cm). Total weight is 24.3 grams. Silver broad-link chain necklace. As can be expected of about 1300 years old, the links are not entirely homogenous. Some ofthe links are’doubles’ with a pattern in dark and bright silver. Others have raised twisted patterns. Some are not adorned in any way. Please see enlarged pictures for details. There is a simple clasp on one of the links. The clasp is stiff and we did not open it in fear of damaging the necklace. The necklace is big enough to go over most people’s heads. The bale is an integral part of the cross / crucifix and not a seperate link. The front shows the (Corpus Christi)Body of Christ, as is often the case during this period, with very large hands. Folds in his robe and a halo around his head. A border of black within the actual border edge. The back has a similar black border and a smaller cross, echoing the shape of the pendant, in the center. Marks: at least one of the links (about 3 up from the bale), has a strange impression that looks almost like hieroglyphics. Whether this is a form of script or the result of time wearing away the silver is unknown. THe silver was acid tested and while we do not know the metal purity, it tested as silver. Condition: considering the age of this necklace, it is in good condition with wear commensurte with age. Please see enlarged photos for details. Do not hesitate to ask questions, which we will do our best to answer. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE. See our policies below. Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers. Feel free to ask question. We would appreciate it if you notify us in advance, and explain the reason for the return. Please pack carefully to ensure the item reaches us in the same condition it left here and don’t forget to insure and track properly. Any questions, just ask. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item “Byzantine Chain Necklace Cross Crucifix Pendant Silver over 1000 years old 5975″ is in sale since Monday, March 16, 2020. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Other Vintage Ethnic Jewelry”. The seller is “brendaginsberg” and is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Jewelry Type: Necklace, Pendant
- Main Stone: No Stone
- Material: SILVER
- Brand: Byzantine
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Form: Cross
- Religion: Christian