Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.1958.106.579 (formerly DO 58.106.579)
DO Seals 6, no. 69.12.
- 33 mm
- Corroded. Counterstamped?
Half-length representation of Christ wearing a tunic and himation and holding a book in the left hand. Inscription visible at left. Border of dots. Christ has a nimbus cruciger; each crossarm is decorated with two pellets.
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 a representation of Constantine VIII. He is shown half-length wearing a crown with a cross and pendilia and a chlamys. They hold between them a long patriarchal cross. Circular inscription. Border of dots.
Basil(ios) c(e) Cons[tanti(nos) b(asilis) R(omaion)].
Basilios ce Constantinos basilis Romaion.
Basil and Constantine, basileis of the Romans.