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Romanus IV (ruled 1068-1071) had some success defending the empire against the Turks but was taken prisoner at Mantzikert. He was deposed by his rivals back home and Eudocia and her son Michael Ducas placed on the throne.

SB 1859
Romanus IV, Diogenes. 1068-1071 AD. AV Histamenon (trachy) 4.38 gm. Constantinople. +RWMAN EVDOKIA, Christ standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus cross, and crowing Romanus on left and Eudocia on right, both standing facing, wearing loros and holding cross on globe between them, IC-XC to upper centre left and right / KWN MX AND, Michael in centre, Constantius on left and Andronicus on right, all standing facing on footstools, all beardless and wearing loros; Michael holding labarum and akakia, his brothers each hold a cross on globe and akakia. DOC 1; BN 1; SB 1859.Text

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SB 1860Romanus IV, Diogenes. 1068-1071 AD. AV Histamenon (trachy) 4.38 gm. Constantinople. +RWMAN EVDOKIA, Christ standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus cross, and crowing Romanus on left and Eudocia on right, both standing facing, wearing loros and holding cross on globe between them, IC-XC to upper centre left and right / KWN MX AND, Michael in centre, Constantius on left and Andronicus on right, all standing facing on footstools with dotted exergual band beneath the footstools, all beardless and wearing loros; Michael holding labarum and akakia, his brothers each hold a cross on globe and akakia. SB 1860.TextImage

SB 1861
Romanus IV, Diogenes. 1068-1071 AD. AV Histamenon (trachy). Constantinople. +RWMAN EVDOKIA, Christ standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus cross, and crowing Romanus on left and Eudocia on right, both standing facing, wearing loros and holding cross on globe between them, IC-XC to upper centre left and right / KWN MX AND, Michael in centre, Constantius on left and Andronicus on right, all standing facing, all beardless and wearing loros; Michael holding labarum and akakia, his brothers each hold a cross on globe and akakia, dotted exergual band below. SB 1861.Text

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SB 1862Romanus IV, Diogenes. 1068-1071 AD. AV Tetarteron nomisma, Constantinopolis; 4,00 g. +QKE ROHQ, Bust of Mary facing, holding before her the nimbate infant Christ whose head is facing, MP-QV to left and right / +RWMAN S EVDK, facing, half-length busts of Romanus, bearded, on left, wearing loros, and Eudocia on right, wearing jewelled robe with broad collar, both crowned and holding between them a tall cross on globe. DOC 3; Sear 1862.TextImage
SB 1865aRomanus IV, AR 1/3 miliaresion, Constantinople, 1068-1071, 0.52g, 12.3mm. M-Q over QK-RQ, facing bust of Mary, hands raised, triple line border / RWM to right of bust of Romanus facing, bearded, wearing crown and loros, and holding patriarchal cross and cross on globe, triple line border. BMC 8, DOC 7, Sear 1865a.TextImage

SB 1866
Romanus IV Diogenes, AE Follis, 1068-1071, Constantinople. IC-XC over NI-KA to left and right of bust of Christ facing, dotted cross behind head, holding book of Gospels with both hands / C-R P-Delta in the four angles of a cross with globe and two dots at each extremity, X in the centre. SB 1866.Text

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SB 1867
Romanus IV, Class G anonymous follis, 1068-1071 AD. IC-XC to left and right of bust of Christ, nimbate, facing, right hand raised, scroll in left, all within border of large dots / MP-QV to left and right of Mary, nimbate, hands raised, all inside border of large dots. SB 1867.Text

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