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Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4309 (formerly DO 55.1.4309)
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.6.

Obverse

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.

ΕΜΜΑN....

Ἐμμαν[ουήλ].

Reverse

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.

..........AI

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

Translation

Basilios ce Constantinos basilis Romaion.

Basil and Constantine, basileis of the Romans.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4309 (formerly DO 55.1.4309)
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.6.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4309 (formerly DO 55.1.4309)
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.6.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4309 (formerly DO 55.1.4309)
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.6.

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