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Basil II Bulgaroktonos - January 10, 976-December 15, 1025


Basil II Bulgaroktonos and Constantine VIII, AV Histamenon Nomisma, 977, Constantinople
+ IhS XIS REX . REςNANTInm
Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger ornamented with two . | . in the cross-bars, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels in left hand, single border of dots
+ bASIL C COnStAntI b Rm
Facing busts of Basil with short beard on left, wearing loros of lozenge pattern, and Constantine VIII beardless on right, wearing plain chlamys, both crowned, holding patriarchal cross-crosslet between them, single border of dots
23mm x 25mm, 4.38g
SB 1797

Note from Sear on p.346, SB1795: "During this long reign, the size and fabric gradually changed from small, thick flans to broad and thin ones."


Basil II Bulgaroktonos and Constantine VIII, AV Histamenon Nomisma, 976-1025, Constantinople
+ IhS XIS REX REςNANTInm
Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger ornamented with two crescents in the upper quadrants, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels in left hand, triple border of dots
+ bASIL'C COnStAnt' b r
Facing busts of Basil with short beard on left, wearing loros of lozenge pattern, manus Dei above head and Constantine VIII beardless on right, wearing jeweled chlamys, both crowned, holding long plain cross between them, triple border of dots
24mm x 25mm, 4.38g
SB 1800