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    Amazing Christ Portrait

    Basil II "the Bulgar-Slayer," with Constantine VIII (AD 976-1025). AV histamenon nomisma (22mm, 4.39 gm, 6h). Constantinople. + IhS XIS REX REGNANTIVM, facing bust of Christ, nimbate, holding Gospels / + bASIL C CONSTANTI b R, crowned half-length facing busts of Basil, wearing loros, and Constanting, wearing chlamys, holding cross crosslet between them. DOC 1. SB 1795. Struck on a large flan in high relief. With a magnificent, icon-like portrait of Christ Pantocrator. Choice Mint State.

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    Sep-Oct, 2013
    25th-1st Wednesday-Tuesday
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