Attributed to Basil II and Constantine VIII AD 976-1028. Constantinople
Anonymous follis Æ. Class A2
+ [ЄMM]A-H[OV]HΛ, nimbate bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, wearing tunic and himation, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in His left, in each limb of the nimbate cross five pellets, [I]C X[C] in fields / + IҺSЧS XRISTЧ[S] ЬASILЄ[Ч] ЬASILЄ, legend in four lines across field, floral ornament above and below.
nearly extremely fine, very well struck with a wonderful chocolate brown patina
DOC A2.40a; Sear 1813.
|Price realized||150 GBP 1 bid|
|Starting price||150 GBP|