Attributed to Basil II and Constantine VIII AD 976-1028. Constantinople
Anonymous follis Æ. Class A2
[+ Є]MMA-HOVHΛ, 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, IC XC in fields / [+] IҺSЧS [X]RISTЧS [Ь]ASILЄЧ ЬASILЄ, legend in four lines across field, floral ornament above and below.
nearly extremely fine, a clear example with a pleasant dark brown patina
DOC A2.39; Sear 1813.
|Price realized||300 GBP 3 bids|
|Starting price||150 GBP|