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Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)

 
 

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ bearded, holding a book in the left hand. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of two pellets. No sigla visible. Remains of a circular inscription visible at right. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ASILCCOS......

Basil(ios) c(e) Const[anti(nos) b(asilis) R(omaion)].

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ bearded, holding a book in the left hand. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of two pellets. No sigla visible. Remains of a circular inscription visible at right. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ASILCCOS......

Basil(ios) c(e) Const[anti(nos) b(asilis) R(omaion)].

Accession number BZS.1958.106.577 (formerly DO 58.106.577)
Diameter 33.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.11.

Translation

Basilios ce Constantinos basilis Romaion.

Basil and Constantine, basileis of the Romans.