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Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4309 (formerly DO 55.1.4309)

Previous Editions

DO Seals 6 no. 69.6

Details

Diameter:
29 mm
Weight:
15.16 g
Condition:
Chipped.

Obverse

Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)

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: (ησοῦ)ς [Χ(ριστό)ς]. Remains of a circular inscription at left. Indeterminate border.

Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)

Ἐμμαν[ουήλ].

Reverse

Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)

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 II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)

[Basil(ios) c(e) Cons]tanti(nos) b(asilis) R(omaion).

Translation

Basilios ce Constantinos basilis Romaion.

Basil and Constantine, basileis of the Romans.

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