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Lot 176





Estimate: 750 CHF   |   Starting price: 750 CHF ---
Basilius I, 867-886. With his son Constantinus. Solidus, 868-879. AV 4.38 g. +IhS XPS RªX - RªGNANTIYM* Christ, nimbate, seated facing on lyre-backed throne, wearing tunic and himation, holding with his l. hand Book of Gospels resting on knee, his r. hand raised in benediction. Rev. bASILIOS ªT COnSTAnT'AVGG'b' The half-lenght, facing figures of Basil, wearing loros and crown with cross, and of Constantine, smaller, wearing chlamys and crown with cross; they hold by their r. hands long patriarchal cross between them. DO 488, 2a; Sear 1704.
Rare. Almost extremely fine

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