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    Basil II Bulgaroctonos (AD 976-1025), with Constantine VIII. AV tetarteron nomisma (21mm, 4.11 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, crisply struck from dies of fine style. NGC (photo-certificate) MS? 5/5 - 5/5.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex Spink & Sons (London, April 1990), lot 97. 

    This coin from the Dimitriadis Collection has been issued a photo-certificate by NGC. It may be sent in for encapsulation after the auction at the request of the buyer, free of charge. E-mail SamS@HA.com if you would like to utilize this option.


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