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    Very Rare Basil II Commemorative Miliaresion

    Basil II Bulgaroctonos (AD 976-1025), with Constantine VIII. AR miliaresion (24mm, 1.57 gm, 6h). NGC (photo-certificate) XF 4/5 - 2/5. Constantinople, AD 989. ΘCЄ bΘ, tOIS bASILS', nimbate bust of the Virgin facing, wearing pallium and maphorium, holding with both hands medallion with the draped, nimbate bust of the infant Christ; MHP (monogram)-ΘV across fields, triple border / + mЄR ΘЧ (barred) / DЄDOIASm / O ЄIS SЄ ЄL / ΠIZwn OЧ / C AΠOt, X, legend in five lines; diamond of four pellets below, triple border. Sear 1809. DOC III 19.

    The unusual obverse inscription translates to "O Virgin aid the emperors". The reverse inscription translates to "Mother of God, full of glory, he who puts his trust in you will never fail in his undertakings".

    From the Collection of a Philhellene. Ex Classical Numismatic Group, Mail Bid Sale 60 (22 May 2002), lot 2031.


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