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bby_758494 - BASIL II and CONSTANTINE VIII Histamenon Nomisma

BASIL II and CONSTANTINE VIII Histamenon Nomisma AU
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Price : 1 200.00 €
Type : Histamenon Nomisma
Date: 977
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1.000 ‰
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,42 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan large, centré des deux côtés. Quelques petites traces de chocs. Très jolis bustes au droit et au revers. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + IHS XIS REX REGNANTHIM.
Obverse description : Buste du Christ Antiphonetes debout de face, avec le globe crucigère, vêtu du pallium et du colombium, bénissant de la main droite et tenant les Évangiles de la gauche ; grènetis circulaire.
Obverse translation : (Jésus Christ roi des rois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + BASIL C COHSTANTI B R’..
Reverse description : Bustes couronnés avec pendilia bouletées de face de Basile II, vêtu du loros en carré et de Constantin VIII vêtu de la chlamyde ; ils tiennent ensemble la croix patriarcale ; grènetis circulaire.
Reverse translation : (Basile et Constantin rois romains).

Historical background


BASIL II and CONSTANTINE VIII

(10/01/976-15/12/1025)

Basil II the Bulgaroctonus was the greatest emperor of the Macedonian dynasty which was shut down in 1056 with Theodora. Basil II was the son of Romanus II and Theophano. He was brought to power by his father, a child, 960. He was associated with the power under the successive reigns of Nicephorus II Phocas and John I. Constantine VIII, his brother, was subject throughout his reign and succeeded him in 1025 for only three years. Basile restored Byzantine rule in the Balkans and Asia Minor.

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