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Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1659 (formerly Fogg 1659)
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Of concave shape die to a strike in center with a punch.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.7.

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ 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 a row of two pellets. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΕΜΜ..ΟΥΗΛ

Ἐμμ[αν]ουήλ.

Reverse

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

ASIL..OSAI

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

Translation

Basilios ce Constantinos basilis Romaion.

Basil and Constantine, basileis of the Romans.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1659 (formerly Fogg 1659)
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Of concave shape die to a strike in center with a punch.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.7.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1659 (formerly Fogg 1659)
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Of concave shape die to a strike in center with a punch.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.7.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1659 (formerly Fogg 1659)
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Of concave shape die to a strike in center with a punch.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.7.

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