Basil II Bulgaroktonos with Constantine VIII AV Gold Histamenon Nomisma, Very Fine, 989 - 1001 C.E.

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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!