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    Basil II Bulgaroctonos (AD 976-1025), with Constantine VIII. AV histamenon nomisma (25mm, 4.41 gm, 7h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5. Constantinople, AD 1005-1025. + IhS XIS RЄX RЄΣNANTIhM, bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger with annulets in upper quarters, pallium, and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels cradled in left arm; triple border / + bASIL Є COhStAhtIh R, crowned facing busts of Basil II (on left), bearded, wearing loros of large jeweled pattern, crowned from above by manus Dei, and Constantine VIII (on right), beardless, wearing jeweled chlamys pinned at right shoulder, jointly holding long cross between them; triple border. Sear 1800. A choice portrait of Christ in gold.

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    September, 2019
    5th-9th Thursday-Monday
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