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    Basil II Bulgaroctonos (AD 976-1025), with Constantine VIII. AV histamenon nomisma (21mm, 4.50 gm, 6h).  Constantinople, AD 977. + IhS XIS RЄX RЄΣNANTIhM, bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wearing cruciform nimbus, pallium, and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, and holding book of Gospels cradled in left arm / + ЬASIL C COhSTAhT' Ь R, crowned busts of Basil (on left), with slight beard, wearing loros of horizontal pattern, and Constantine, beardless, wearing chlamys pinned at right shoulder, each grasping long patriarchal staff held between them. Sear 1795. DOC 1. Rare. Boldly struck and retaining much mint luster. NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5.

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