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Romanus had scant interest in governing, leaving the administration of the empire to his wife, Theophano and a group of advisors. There seems to have been little incentive to produce coins in the name of this ineffectual man.

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Romanus II. 959-963 AD. AV Solidus. Constantinople mint. Struck 959 AD. +IhS XP REX REGNANTINM, nimbate (two dots in arms of cross) facing bust of Christ, holding book of gospels / Crowned facing busts of Constantine, with short beard and loros on left, and Romanus, beardless and wearing chlamys on right, holding patriarchal cross between them; legend has been re-cut. Not in Sear. Different dies to Fueg B4.TextImage
Fueg B4
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Romanus II. 959-963 AD. AV Solidus (4.42 gm). Constantinople mint. Struck 959 AD. +IhS XP REX REGNANTINM, nimbate (two dots in arms of cross) facing bust of Christ, holding book of gospels / Crowned facing busts of Constantine, with short beard and loros on left, and Romanus, beardless and wearing chlamys on right, holding patriarchal cross between them; legend has been re-cut. Not in DO or Sear. Fueg B4.TextImage
SB 1775Romanus II. AE16-18. Cherson mint. No legend, cross shaped monogram with M-A to left and right, mirror image P above, w below, sometimes with dots at upper left and right / cross floriate on two steps, dot to left and to right. SB 1775, DOC 3.TextImage
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