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    Basil II Bulgaroctonos (AD 976-1025), with Constantine VIII. AV histamenon nomisma (4.36 gm). NGC (Photo Certificate)AU 5/5 - 4/5, edge marks. Constantinople, AD 978-989. Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wearing cruciform nimbus with two pellets in each arm of cross, pallium, and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, and holding book of Gospels cradled in left arm / Crowned busts of Basil (on left), with slight beard, wearing loros of lozenge pattern, and Constantine, beardless, wearing chlamys pinned at right shoulder, each grasping long patriarchal staff held between them. Sear 1796. DOC 2. Rare.Minor edge marks, otherwise well struck from dies of good style.

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