Basil I, with Constantine VII (AD 867-886).
Gold Solidus, mint of Constantinople, AD 871-886.
Obverse: +IhS XPS REX RGENANTIЧM ✱, Christ, nimbate and seated facing, wearing chiton, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels with left.
Reverse: bASILIOS ET COҺSTAҺT’ AЧGG b’, crowned busts of Basil, left, and Constantine, right, between them in their right hands, a long patriarchal cross.
(Sear 1704; DOC 2c).
Good Very Fine. Somewhat ragged flan and a couple of minor marks.