Ancient Gold Coins - Byzantine
BASIL II, (A.D.976-1025), with Constantine VIII Co-emperor throughout reign and also (A.D.1025-1028), gold tetarteron, Constantinople mint, (4.21g), obv. Christ bust facing wearing nimbus with crescents in upper quarters, raising right hand, in left hand the Gospels, IhS XIS REX REgNANTInm around, rev. +bASIL C CONSTANT I bR around, facing busts of Basil on left wearing loros of square pattern, and Constantine on right wearing jewelled chlamys, each wearing crown, each holding between them a plain cross with X on the shaft, (S.1806; DOC 15b). Scratch of the reverse, otherwise good very fine and rare.
Ex Dr L.J.Sherwin Collection, from CNG E-sale 222 (lot 484) 11.11.09.
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BASIL II, (A.D.976-1025), with Constantine VIII Co-emperor throughout reign and also (A.D.1025-1028), gold tetarteron, Constantinople ...