|Ruler:||Constantine X, Ducas|
|Reigned:||25th Dec 1059 - 21st May 1067|
|Obverse:||Christ standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus, crown & colobium and holding book of gospels in both hands. to right, to left.|
|Reverse:||Eudocia on left and Constantine, bearded on right, standing facing, holding between them a labarum, with cross on shaft, resting on three steps. Each wears a crown and loros.|
The Emperor Isaac Comnenus, while on a hunting trip towards the end of 1059, contracted a fever and died. Before dying, the Emperor nominated as his successor - almost certainly at the instigation of Psellus the famous philosopher- Constantine Ducas, an aristocratic who had been responsible for reviving the university a few years before. His wife was Eudocia Makrembolitissa, a niece of the late patriarch.
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