Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine VII, Gold Solidus

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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…
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Description

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.

4.32g.

Specification

Period 867 - 886 AD
Date AD 871-886
Coin Group

Byzantine

Denomination

Solidus

Metal

Gold

Mint Mark

Constantinople

References Sear 1704; DOC 2c
Weight 4.32 g

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