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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.