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(1028-1034 AD). Romanus had no aptitude for the role of emperor and could claim no credit for the victories of his General George Maniaces. Empress Zoe had turned her affections to the eunuch Michael and when Romanus died in his bath he was succeeded by Michael who became Michael IV.

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SB 1819Romanus III. 1028-1034 AD. AV Histamenon, 4.40 gm. Constantinople mint. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTInM, Christ enthroned facing, nimbus cross behind head, holding book of gospels and raising right hand, double border / QCE bOHQ RWMAnW (or similar), Romanus on left, wearing a saccos and loros and holding cross on globe, usually with four dots on the fold of robe hanging below (but can be 5-8 dots), being crowned by Mary, nimbate on right, MQ between their heads, double border. DOC III 1d; SB 1819.TextImage
SB 1820Romanus III. 1028-1034 AD. AV Histamenon, 4.40 gm. Constantinople mint. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTInM, Christ enthroned facing, nimbus cross behind head, holding book of gospels and raising right hand, double border / QCE bOHQ RWMAnW (or similar), Romanus on left, wearing a saccos and loros and holding cross on globe, with *six* dots on the fold of robe hanging below, being crowned by Mary, *not nimbate*, on right, MQ between their heads, double border. DOC III 1a; SB 1820.TextImage
SB 1822Romanus III Argyrus AR Miliaresion. Constantinople mint. Struck 1030 AD. +QPARQENE COI QPOLVAINE, M-Q across field, the Virgin, nimbate, standing facing on footstool, holding nimbate infant Christ; triple border with eight spaced pellets / OC QHLPIKE PANTA KATOPQOI, Romanus, crowned, standing facing on footstool, wearing loros, holding long patriarchal cross and patriarchal cross on globe; triple border with eight spaced pellets. DOC III 3a. SB1822.TextImage
SB 1823Romanus III. 1028-1034 AD. Class B anonymous follis, 1028-1034 AD. Constantinople. IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing with nimbate cross behind head, square in each limb of nimbus cross, holding book of gospels, a dot in centre of dotted square on book / IS-XS BAS-ILE BAS-ILE to left and right above and below cross with dots at the ends, on three steps. SB 1823.Text
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