Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.1955.1.4309 (formerly DO 55.1.4309)
DO Seals 6, no. 69.6.
- 29 mm
- 15.16 g
Half-length representation of Christ bearded holding the right hand in blessing. He has a cruciger nimbus; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla visible at left: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς [Χ(ριστό)ς]. Remains of a circular inscription at left. Indeterminate border.
Two figures: at left, a half-length representation of Basil II bearded, wearing a loros; and at right a representation of Constantine VIII. He is shown half-length with a heavy face and bulging eyes. He wears a crown with a cross and pendilia and a chlamys pinned together with a fibula on the right shoulder. They hold between them a long patriarchal cross. Circular inscription. Border of dots.
[Basil(ios) c(e) Cons]tanti(nos) b(asilis) R(omaion).
Basilios ce Constantinos basilis Romaion.
Basil and Constantine, basileis of the Romans.