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

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BASIL II BULGAROKRONOS AND CONSTANTINE VIII AV HISTAMENON NOMISMA

Sear 1797, DOC 3, Good Very Fine, some scratches at 4:00, 24.3mm, 4.38 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: Facing crowned bust of Basil, with short beard, on left, wearing loros, and Constantine beardless, on right, wearing chlamys, both holding long patriarchal cross with globule on shaft, between them

A nice portrait example of a scarcer Gold Christian reference coin struck at the turn of the first millenium!