Basil I and Constantine (869–79)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.1958.106.578 (formerly DO 58.106.578)
DO Seals 6, no. 51.18.
- 25 mm
- Two punch marks. Serrated edge.
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 wearing a loros; at right, Constantine, more diminutive than Basil, wearing a crown surmounted by a cross and a chlamys. The two figures hold between them a labarum ornamented with a cross in center. Circular inscription. No visible border.
Basil(ios) ce Consta[n(tinos)] a[ug(usti)].
Basilios ce Constintinos augusti.
Basil and Constantine, augusti.
- Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, Volume 6: Emperors, Patriarchs of Constantinople, Addenda
- Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, vol. 3, Leo III to Nicephorus III (717–1081)
- Catalogue des monnaies byzantines de la Bibliothèque nationale