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Lot 182

Estimate: 900 CHF   |   Starting price: 900 CHF Price realized: 1'200 CHF
Basilius II Bulgaroktonos, 976-1025. With his brother Constantinus VIII. Histamenon Nomisma, 1005-1025. AV 4.42 g. +IhS XIS RªX RªGNANTIhw Bearded, facing and nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and himation, holding Book of Gospels in his l. hand, his r. hand raised in benediction; crescents in the two upper parts of the nimbus; all within triple dotted circle. Rev. +BASIL C COnSTAnTI bR The facing half-length figures of Basil, bearded, wearing loros, pendilia and crown with cross, and of Constantine, wearing chlamys, pendilia and crown with cross, holding between them with their r. hands long cross; small crown (wreath) over Basil's head; all within triple dotted circle. DO 621, 6a; Sear 1800.
Scarce. Nice style. Some very light weakness on rev. Extremely fine

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