Basil I and Constantine (869–79)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.1958.106.493 (formerly DO 58.106.493)
DO Seals 6, no. 51.16.
- 26 mm
- Two halves, with loss of metal along the channel
Half-length representation of Christ, lightly bearded, wearing a tunic and himation. He raises his right hand in blessing and holds in his left a book with a cover ornamented with four rows of pellets. He has a cross behind his head. Circular inscription. Border of dots.
Two half-length figures: at left, Basil I, bearded, wearing a crown surmounted by a cross and a loros; at right, Constantine, beardless and more diminutive than Basil, wearing a crown surmounted by a cross and a chlamys pinned together with a fibula on his right shoulder. The two figures hold between them a labarum. Remains of a circular inscription. Border of dots.
[Basi]l(ios) ce [C]onstant(inos) aug(usti).
Basilios ce Constantinos augusti.
Basil and Constantine, augusti.