BASIL II BULGAROKRONOS WITH CONSTANTINE VIII AV HISTAMENON NOMISMA
Sear 1797, DOC 3, Very Fine, 22.3mm, 4.33 grams, Struck Circa. 989 - 1001 C.E.
Obverse: +IҺS XIS RЄX RЄGNANTIҺM around nimbate bust of Jesus standing facing , wearing pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in left
Reverse: +bASIL C COҺSTAҺ TIb R around crowned bust of Basil facing, with short beard, on left, wearing loros, and Constantine beardless, on right, wearing chlamys, both holding patriarchal cross crosslet with globule on shaft between them
Nice example of a scarcer Christian reference coin, struck at the turn of the first millenium!