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Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1660 (formerly Fogg 1660)
Diameter 30 mm
Condition One-third missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.4.

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ bearded. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. The cross is unusually large in relation to the dimensions of Christ’s face. Sigla visible at right: [(ησοῦ)ςΧ(ριστό)ς. Remains of a circular inscription at right. No visible border.

....ΝΟ...

[Ἐμμα]νο[υήλ].

Reverse

Two figures: at left, a half-length representation of Basil II bearded with a long, triangular face. He wears a crown with a cross and pendilia and a loros; at right a representation of Constantine VIII. He is shown half-length with a face that is heavier and less pinched than that of his companion. He wears a crown with a cross and pendilia. They hold between them a long patriarchal cross. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ASILCCOSA.....

Basil(ios) c(e) Consta[nti(nos) b(asilis) R(omaion)].

Translation

Basilios ce Constantinos basilis Romaion.

Basil and Constantine, basileis of the Romans.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1660 (formerly Fogg 1660)
Diameter 30 mm
Condition One-third missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.4.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1660 (formerly Fogg 1660)
Diameter 30 mm
Condition One-third missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.4.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1660 (formerly Fogg 1660)
Diameter 30 mm
Condition One-third missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.4.

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