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    Basil I, A.D. 867-886. AV solidus minted at Constantinople, A.D. 868-879. Facing bearded Christ seated on lyre-backed throne, right hand raised in benediction, book of Gospels resting on left knee/Facing busts of Basil and Constantine holding between them patriarchal cross. 4.37 g. D.O. 2b, Ratto 1858. AU58 ICG, boldly struck.
    Basil was the founder of the Macedonian dynasty, the greatest the Byzantine Empire would know. It was Basil who inaugurated the obverse type of Christ enthroned, rather than the earlier bust of Christ, on his solidi.
    From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko. (PCGS# 100823)


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    July, 2002
    27th-30th Saturday-Tuesday
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