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$74 · 1025 AD-1028 AD Byzantine coin

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For sale from private collection this beautiful coin struck for Basil II & Constantine VIII. Constantine VIII and Basil II were brothers and co-emperors of the Byzantine Empire. In the 10th century, the emperor John I Tzimiskes began issuing folles which depicted Christ instead of the emperor, hence the name 'anonymous folles'. This would continue for the next 120 years. Front : Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wearing nimbus cross ornamented with two dots in the limbs of the cross, holding book of Gospels with both hands, the cover ornamented with central pellet in border of dots. Rev : + IҺSЧS/ XRISTЧS/ ЬASILЄЧ/ ЬASILЄ in four lines, translates to 'Christ, Emperor of Emperors'. square ornament above and below. Size : 22 mm Bronze HAVE A LOOK AT MY OTHER ADS FOR MORE

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40272351
Posted
August 20, 2023
Renewed
July 13, 2024
Expiry
August 12, 2024
Status
NOT SOLD
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