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Constantine VIII, 10 January 976 - 11 November 1028 A.D.

Joint rule with Basil II (his brother), 10 January 976 - 15 December 1025 A.D.
Constantine only lived three years longer than his brother Basil. During the short duration of his reign, he was happy to leave the business of the empire to others. He arranged the marriage of his daughter Zoe, and upon his death, Zoe's husband took the throne as Romanus III.


Byzantine Anonymous Follis of Christ, Class A3, Basil II & Constantine VIII, c. 1023 - 11 November 1028 A.D.
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BZ36187. Bronze anonymous follis, Anonymous follis of Christ, class A3; SBCV 1818; Grierson ornaments 42b, VF, weight 7.456 g, maximum diameter 26.9 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople mint, c. 1023 - 11 Nov 1028 A.D.; obverse + EMMANOVHL, facing bust of Christ, wearing nimbus cruciger with two pellets in each limb of cross, pallium and colobium, holding gospels with both hands, to left IC, to right XC; reverse + IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Jesus Christ King of Kings), ornamentation above and below legend; irregular flan, reverse a bit off center; SOLD

Byzantine Anonymous Follis of Christ, Class A2, joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII, 976 - 1025 A.D.
Click for a larger photo This type is identified in Wayne Sayles, "Ancient Coin Collecting V" as one of the masterpieces of Romaion coinage.
BZ81298. Bronze anonymous follis, Anonymous follis of Christ, class A2; SBCV 1813, VF, weight 22.037 g, maximum diameter 35.2 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople mint, 10 Jan 976 - 15 Dec 1025 A.D.; obverse + EMMANOVHL, facing bust of Christ, wears nimbus cruciger ornamented in each limb of cross, pallium and colobium, Gospels in both hands, to left IC, to right XC; reverse + IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Jesus Christ King of Kings), ornamentation above and below legend; SOLD

Byzantine Anonymous Follis of Christ, Class A2, joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII, 976 - 1025 A.D.
Click for a larger photo This type is identified in Wayne Sayles' "Ancient Coin Collecting V" as one of the masterpieces of Romaion coinage.
BZ36175. Bronze anonymous follis, Anonymous follis of Christ, class A2; SBCV 1813; Grierson ornaments 15, VF, weight 16.098 g, maximum diameter 34.8 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople mint, 10 Jan 976 - 15 Dec 1025 A.D.; obverse + EMMANOVHL, facing bust of Christ, wears nimbus cruciger ornamented in each limb of cross, pallium and colobium, Gospels in both hands, to left IC, to right XC; reverse + IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Jesus Christ King of Kings), ornamentation above and below legend; large bronze, full circles centering; SOLD

Byzantine Empire, Basil II and Constantine VIII, c. 10 January 976 - 15 December 1025 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Chersonesus was colonized in the 6th century B.C. by Greek settlers from Heraclea Pontica. Its ancient ruins, located in one of Sevastopol's suburbs, are today an archaeological park and popular tourist attraction. Buildings mix influences of Greek, Roman and Byzantine culture and include a Greek temple and a Roman amphitheater.
BZ47167. Bronze AE 17, DOC III, part 2, 21b; Anokhin 443; SBCV 1814 (retrograde variety), aVF, weight 2.725 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 180o, cast coinage, Cherson mint, 977 - 989 A.D.; obverse retrograde cruciform monogram, BACΛIOV; reverse cruciform monogram, ∆ECΠOTOV; very rare; SOLD

Byzantine Anonymous Follis of Christ, Class A3, Basil II & Constantine VIII, c. 1023 - 11 November 1028 A.D.
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BZ30431. Bronze anonymous follis, Anonymous follis of Christ, class A3; SBCV 1818, Choice aVF, weight 9.169 g, maximum diameter 28.1 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople mint, c. 1023 - 11 Nov 1028 A.D.; obverse + EMMANOVHL, facing bust of Christ, wearing nimbus cruciger with two pellets in each limb of cross, pallium and colobium, holding gospels with both hands, to left IC, to right XC; reverse + IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Jesus Christ King of Kings), ornamentation above and below legend; ex Alex G. Malloy; SOLD

Byzantine Anonymous Follis of Christ, Class A2, joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII, 976 - 1025 A.D.
Click for a larger photo This type is identified in Wayne Sayles' "Ancient Coin Collecting V" as one of the masterpieces of Romaion coinage.
BZ36174. Bronze anonymous follis, Anonymous follis of Christ, class A2; SBCV 1813; Grierson ornaments 40, VF, weight 13.300 g, maximum diameter 30.2 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople mint, 10 Jan 976 - 15 Dec 1025 A.D.; obverse + EMMANOVHL, facing bust of Christ, wears nimbus cruciger ornamented in each limb of cross, pallium and colobium, Gospels in both hands, to left IC, to right XC; reverse + IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Jesus Christ King of Kings), ornamentation above and below legend; tight, slightly irregular flan; SOLD

Byzantine Anonymous Follis of Christ, Class A2, joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII, 976 - 1025 A.D.
Click for a larger photo This type is identified in Wayne Sayles' "Ancient Coin Collecting V" as one of the masterpieces of Romaion coinage.
BZ37069. Bronze anonymous follis, Anonymous follis of Christ, class A2; SBCV 1813; Grierson ornaments 21, VF, weight 16.997 g, maximum diameter 34.2 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople mint, 10 Jan 976 - 15 Dec 1025 A.D.; obverse + EMMANOVHL, facing bust of Christ, wears nimbus cruciger ornamented in each limb of cross, pallium and colobium, Gospels in both hands, to left IC, to right XC; reverse + IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Jesus Christ King of Kings), ornamentation above and below legend; large bronze; SOLD

Byzantine Anonymous Follis of Christ, Class A3, Basil II & Constantine VIII, c. 1023 - 11 November 1028 A.D.
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BZ83429. Bronze anonymous follis, Anonymous follis of Christ, class A3; SBCV 1818; Grierson ornaments 41, VF, glossy green patina, weight 9.016 g, maximum diameter 26.4 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople mint, c. 1023 - 11 Nov 1028 A.D.; obverse + EMMANOVHL, facing bust of Christ, wearing nimbus cruciger with two pellets in each limb of cross, pallium and colobium, holding gospels with both hands, to left IC, to right XC; reverse + IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Jesus Christ King of Kings), ornamentation above and below legend; SOLD

Byzantine Anonymous Follis of Christ, Class A3, Basil II & Constantine VIII, c. 1023 - 11 November 1028 A.D.
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BZ53308. Bronze anonymous follis, Anonymous follis of Christ, class A3; SBCV 1818; Grierson ornaments 41, VF, weight 9.585 g, maximum diameter 27.2 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople mint, c. 1023 - 11 Nov 1028 A.D.; obverse + EMMANOVHL, facing bust of Christ, wearing nimbus cruciger with two pellets in each limb of cross, pallium and colobium, holding gospels with both hands, to left IC, to right XC; reverse + IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Jesus Christ King of Kings), ornamentation above and below legend; nice dark blue-green patina; SOLD

Byzantine Empire, Constantine VII and Romanus I Lecapenus, 17 December 920 - 16 December 944 A.D.
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BZ58790. Bronze follis, DOC III, part 2, 25; SBCV 1760, VF, weight 6.938 g, maximum diameter 26.7 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople mint, 920 - 16 Dec 944 A.D.; obverse + RWmAn' bASILEVS RWM', Romanus I facing, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross, globus cruciger in left, transverse labarum in right; reverse + RWMA/n' En ΘEW bA/SILEVS RW/mAIWn in four lines; SOLD



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