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    Spectacular Choice Mint State 'Star' Gold Histamenon

    Constantine VIII (AD 1025-1028). AV histamenon nomisma (24mm, 4.42 gm, 7h). NGC Choice MS★ 5/5 - 5/5. Constantinople. + IhS XIS RЄX' RЄΣhANTIhM, bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger with two crescents in upper quadrants, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, Gospels cradled in left arm; triple border / +CΩNStANtIh bASILЄЧS ROm, facing bust of Constantine VIII, wearing crown with pendilia and square-pattern loros with jeweled collar, labarum in right hand, akakia in left; triple border. Sear 1815. DO 3.2, 1. Carefully struck from dies of excellent style on fully lustrous flan.

    From the Morris Collection.


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