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Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025)

 
 

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in left. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of a row of two pellets. Sigla at left and right: (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Remains of a circular inscription at right. At 9 o’clock the letter z. 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 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.

ASILCCOSAI

Basil(ios) c(e) Constanti(nos) b(asilis).

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in left. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of a row of two pellets. Sigla at left and right: (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Remains of a circular inscription at right. At 9 o’clock the letter z. 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 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.

ASILCCOSAI

Basil(ios) c(e) Constanti(nos) b(asilis).

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4310
Diameter 33.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 69.13.

Translation

Basilios ce Constantinos basilis.

Basil and Constantine, basileis of the Romans.