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Lot 184

Estimate: 3'500 CHF   |   Starting price: 3'500 CHF Price realized: 2'800 CHF
Basilius II Bulgaroktonos, 976-1025. Miliaresion, silver, 989. AR 2.88 g. ΘCª b, Θ, TOIS bASIL, S' Facing, nimbate bust of the Virgin, wearing tunic and maphorion, holding with both her hands medallion with the draped, nimbate bust of the infant Jesus; in field, MHTHP (monogram) - ΘV; all within triple linear circle. Rev. +mªR ΘY / DªDO ZASm / OªIS . SªªL / ΠIZwnOY / CAΠOT, X, in five lines; all within triple linear circle. DO 631, 19; Sear 1809 (drawing only).
Very rare. Nice old cabinet toning. Some light double striking on rev. Extremely fine
The obv.-legend means: "O Virgin aid the emperors" and the rev.-inscription says: "Mother of God, full of glory, he who puts his trust in you will never fail in his undertakings".

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