Basil I, Histamenon

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Basil the Macedonian (AD 867-886), AV Solidus, Constantinople. Obverse: Christ, nimbate, seated facing on lyre-backed throne, wearing tunic and himation, raising right hand in blessing and holding Book of Gospels…
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Basil the Macedonian (AD 867-886), AV Solidus, Constantinople.

Obverse: Christ, nimbate, seated facing on lyre-backed throne, wearing tunic and himation, raising right hand in blessing and holding Book of Gospels in left, IhS XPS RЄX RЄGNANtIЧM*.
Reverse: Facing busts of Basil on left, bearded, wearing crown and loros and Constantine on right, beardless, wearing crown and chlamys; both holding patriarchal cross between them, bASILIOS ЄT CONStANt AЧςς b.

(Sear 1704).

Good Extremely Fine.

4.45g.

Specification

Period867 - 886 AD
DateAD 867-886
Coin Group

Byzantine

Denomination

Histamenon

Metal

Gold

Mint Mark

Constantinople

ReferencesSear 1704
Weight4.45 g

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