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    Basil II Bulgaroctonos (AD 976-1025), with Constantine VIII. AV tetarteron nomisma (20mm, 4.21 gm, 6h). Constantinople, AD 1005-1025. + IhS XIS RЄX REΣNANTIhM, bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown ornamented with single pellet in each cross arm, pallium, and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels cradled in left arm / + bASIL C COhSTAh TIb R, facing busts of Basil II, wearing loros of square pattern, and Constantine VIII, wearing robe with V-shaped neckline decorated with jewels and pearls, holding patriarchal cross between them, X on shaft. Sear 1806. DOC 15b. Rare! An exquisite example, with a majestic bust of Christ in high Byzantine style. NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5.

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