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Basil II w Constantine VIII Histemon

Item Reference: KM59289

Basil II w Constantine VIII Histemon

Byzantine, Basil II with Constantine VIII (A.D. 976-1025), Gold Histamenon, +IhS XIS REX REGNANTInM, bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels, rev + bASIL C COnSTAnTiN / bR, facing busts of Emperors, both crowned, holding between them a long patriarchal cross, Basil wears loros of square pattern, whilst his brother is clad in plain chlamys, 4.37g, 6h (DO III/2, no. 1; S 1795). Extremely fine, very rare, listed in DO but not in their collection.