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    Basil II Bulgaroctonos (AD 976-1025), with Constantine VIII. AV tetarteron nomisma (20mm, 4.23 gm, 6h). NGC Choice AU ★ 5/5 - 5/5. Constantinople, AD 1005-1025. + IhS XIS RЄX REΣNANTIhm, bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown ornamented with two pellets 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, crisply struck from dies of fine style.

    From the Collection of A Scottish Gentleman; ex The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection (Heritage Long Beach 3035, 3 September 2014), Lot 29620; Spink & Sons (London, April 1990), lot 97. 


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