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Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4310
Diameter 33 mm
Condition Counterstamped?
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.13.

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in left. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of a row of two pellets. Sigla at left and right: (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Remains of a circular inscription at right. At 9 o’clock the letter z. Border of dots.

....ΝΟΥΗΛ

[Ἐμμα]νουήλ.

Reverse

Two figures: at left, a half-length representation of Basil II bearded, wearing a crown with a cross and a loros; and at right a representation of Constantine VIII. He is shown half-length wearing a crown with a cross and pendilia and a chlamys. They hold between them a long patriarchal cross. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ASILCCOSAI

Basil(ios) c(e) Constanti(nos) b(asilis).

Translation

Basilios ce Constantinos basilis.

Basil and Constantine, basileis of the Romans.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4310
Diameter 33 mm
Condition Counterstamped?
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.13.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4310
Diameter 33 mm
Condition Counterstamped?
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.13.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4310
Diameter 33 mm
Condition Counterstamped?
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.13.

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