Basil II Bulgaroctonos (AD 976-1025), with Constantine VII...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionBasil II Bulgaroctonos (AD 976-1025), with Constantine VIII. AV histamenon nomisma (22mm, 4.04 gm, 6h). NGC XF 5/5 - 3/5, clipped. Constantinople, AD 989-1001. + IhS XPS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM, bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger with two pellets separated by a bar in each arm, pallium and colobium, right hand raised in benediction, book of Gospels in left / +bASIL C' CONStANtI b R, crowned half-length facing busts of Basil II (on left), with short beard, wearing loros, and Constantine VIII (on right), beardless, wearing chlamys pinned on right shoulder, both holding patriarchal cross crosslet between them. Sear 1797.
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