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E-auction 528-446242 - bby_838729 - CONSTANTINE VIII Follis

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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 29 €
Maximum bid : 52 €
End of the sale : 29 May 2023 14:55:20
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Follis
Date: c. 1025-1028
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 14,55 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Joli revers. Des faiblesses. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : + EMMA - NOVHA/ IC - XC.
Obverse description : Buste du Christ Antiphonetes debout de face, avec le globe crucigère, vêtu du pallium et du colobium, bénissant de la main droite et tenant les Évangiles de la gauche.
Obverse translation : (Dieu avec nous).


Reverse legend : + IHSUS/ XRISTYS /BASILEU/ BASILE'.
Reverse description : en quatre lignes surmontées d'un ornement.
Reverse translation : (Jésus-Christ roi des rois).

Historical background



Constantin VIII, the second son of Roman II and Theophano was crowned in April 961. He is the brother of Basil II. He was associated with him throughout his reign. On the death of Basil II in December 1025, he succeeded him. His reign lasted only three years. His daughter Zoé married Romain, the Eparch of Constantinople. When Constantine VIII died on November 11, 1028, it was Roman III who ascended the throne..

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