Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.1958.106.571 (formerly DO 58.106.571)
DO Seals 6, no. 69.10.
- 33 mm
Very faint half-length representation of Christ. One can discern the right arm of a nimbus cruciger decorated with a row of two pellets. No epigraphy or border visible.
Two figures: at left, a half-length representation of Basil II bearded, wearing a crown with a cross and pendilia; and at right a half-length representation of Constantine VIII wearing a crown with a cross and pendilia. They hold between them a long patriarchal cross. Circular inscription. Border of dots.
[B]a[s]il(ios) c(e) [C]onsta[nti(nos) b(asilis) R(omaion)].
Basilios ce Constantinos basilis Romaion.
Basil and Constantine, basileis of the Romans.