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Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1657 (formerly Fogg 1657)
Diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.2.

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in the left. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla at left and right: (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Remains of a circular inscription at right: [Ἐμμα]νουήλ. Border of dots.

.....ΝΟΥΗΛ

[Ἐμμα]νουήλ.

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 representation of Constantine VIII. He is shown half-length wearing a crown with a cross and pendilia and a chlamys pinned together with a fibula on the right shoulder. They hold between them a long patriarchal cross. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ASIL.COSAIR

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

Translation

Basilios ce Constantinos basilis Romaion.

Basil and Constantine, basileis of the Romans.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1657 (formerly Fogg 1657)
Diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.2.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1657 (formerly Fogg 1657)
Diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.2.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1657 (formerly Fogg 1657)
Diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.2.

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