You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)

Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1658 (formerly Fogg 1658)
Diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.3.

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ with a broad forehead and bearded. He wears a tunic and himation and holds 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 light and right: (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Remains of a circular inscription visible at right. Border of dots.

....ΝΟΥ..

[Ἐμμα]νου[ήλ].

Reverse

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

.....CCOSAI

[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.1951.31.5.1658 (formerly Fogg 1658)
Diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.3.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1658 (formerly Fogg 1658)
Diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.3.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1658 (formerly Fogg 1658)
Diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.3.

Parallels

Related Content