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Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)

 
 

Obverse

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.

Reverse

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.

..A.ILC.OSA.....

[B]a[s]il(ios) c(e) [C]onsta[nti(nos) b(asilis) R(omaion)].

Obverse

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.

Reverse

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.

..A.ILC.OSA.....

[B]a[s]il(ios) c(e) [C]onsta[nti(nos) b(asilis) R(omaion)].

Accession number BZS.1958.106.571 (formerly DO 58.106.571)
Diameter 33.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.10.

Translation

Basilios ce Constantinos basilis Romaion.

Basil and Constantine, basileis of the Romans.