Browsing Byzantine Coinage of Zoe & Theodora

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The two elderly daughters of Constantine VIII ruled the empire jointly for just over seven weeks in Spring 1042. They didn't get on very well together and so Zoe's new husband, Monomachus, took over the reins under the name of Constantine IX.
SB 1827Zoe and Theodora, AV histamenon nomisma. +QKE RQ TAC RACILICCIC, bust of Mary facing holding the infant Christ before her. MR-QU to left and right / ZOHN S QEODWR, facing busts of Zoe on left and Theodora on right, each wearing crown, saccos and maniakion and holding labarum between them. DO 1; Sear 1827.TextImage