Anonymous. Class A3. Time of Basil II and Constantine VIII...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionAnonymous. Class A3. Time of Basil II and Constantine VIII (AD 1020-1028). AE follis (27mm, 11.23 gm, 5h). NGC XF 4/5 - 5/5. Constantinople. +EMMA-NOVHΛ, bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger with five pellets in each limb and empty in each quarter, pallium and colobium, book of Gospels in both hands, IC-XC (barred) across fields / +IhSϤS / XRISTϤS / bASILЄϤ / bASILЄ, legend in four lines; floral ornaments above and below. Sear 1818. Holder erroneously identifies as an A2 follis, which is a much larger and heavier module.
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