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    Basil I the Macedonian (AD 867-886), with Constantine. AV solidus (19mm, 4.39 gm, 6h). NGC AU 5/5 - 3/5, scuffs. Constantinople, AD 870-871. + IhS XPS RЄX-RЄGNANtIЧM*, full-length figure of Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels in left / bASILIOS ЄT CONStANt' AЧΣΣ b', crowned facing busts of Basil I (on left), with short beard, wearing loros, and Constantine (on right), beardless, wearing chlamys pinned at right shoulder, both holding patriarchal cross with globule at base between them. Sear 1704.

    From the Collection of a Philhellene. Ex Gorny and Mosch, Auction 79 (October 1996), lot 780.


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