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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ Byzantine Coins ▸ Macedonian Dynasty ▸ Basil IView Options:  |  |  | 

Basil I, 26 May 866 - 28 August 886 A.D.

Joint rule as junior emperor with Michael III, 26 May 866 - 23 September 867 A.D.
Joint rule with Constantine (his son), 10 February 866 - 3 September 879 A.D.
Joint rule with Leo VI (his son), 6 January 870 - 28 August 886 A.D.
Joint rule with Alexander (his son), c. September 879 - 28 August 886 A.D.
Basil I, the Macedonian, cunningly befriended the emperor Michael III, "the Drunkard," assassinated the emperor's brother in law, and after convincing Michael to crown him co-emperor, killed Michael. Despite his unseemly start, Basil was an able emperor and founded a dynasty that would maintain a stable empire for almost two centuries.


Byzantine Empire, Basil I the Macedonian & Constantine, 10 February 868 - 3 September 879 A.D.

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Basil's favorite son, Constantine, depicted on this coin died 3 September 879. His death embittered Basil's last years.
SH53617. Gold solidus, DOC III part 2, 2; Wroth BMC 2-4; Tolstoi pl. 72, 3-4; Ratto 1858; Morrisson BnF 4-7; SBCV 1704, gVF, weight 4.358 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 868 - 879 A.D.; obverse IhS XPS REX REGNANTIUM *, Christ seated facing on lyre-backed throne, wearing nimbus cruciger, tunic and himation, right raised in blessing, Gospels in left; reverse bASILIOS ET COnSTAnT AUGG b, facing crowned busts of Basil I, with short beard in loros (on left), and Constantine, beardless in chlamys, both hold a long patriarchal cross between them; very scarce; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Basil I the Macedonian & Constantine, 10 February 868 - 3 September 879 A.D.

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Basil's favorite son, Constantine, depicted on this coin died 3 September 879. His death embittered Basil's last years. Ex Woolslayer collection.
SH06185. Gold solidus, DOC III part 2, 2c; Wroth BMC 2-4; Tolstoi pl. 72 nos. 3-4; Ratto 1858; Morrisson BnF 4-7; SBCV 1704, gEF, weight 4.43 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 868 - 879 A.D.; obverse +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIUM *, Christ seated facing on lyre-backed throne, wearing nimbus cruciger, tunic and himation, right raised in blessing, holding gospels in left hand; reverse bASILIOS ET COnSTAnT AUGG b, facing busts of Basil I, with short beard in loros on left, and Constantine, beardless in chlamys on right, both crowned holding long patriarchal cross between them; superb, extraordinarily sharp, nicely centered, lustrous; very scarce; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Basil I the Macedonian & Constantine, 10 February 868 - 3 September 879 A.D.

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Basil's favorite son, Constantine, depicted on this coin died 3 September 879. His death embittered Basil's last years.
SH17789. Gold solidus, DOC III part 2, 2c; BMC 2-4; Tolstoi pl. 72 nos. 3-4; Ratto 1858; Morrisson BnF 4-7; SBCV 1704, Choice gVF, weight 4.278 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 868 - 879 A.D.; obverse IhS XPS REX REGNANTIUM *, Christ seated facing on lyre-backed throne, wearing nimbus cruciger, tunic and himation, right raised in blessing, Gospels in left; reverse bASILIOS ET COnSTAnT AUGG b, facing crowned busts of Basil I, with short beard in loros (on left), and Constantine, beardless in chlamys, both hold a long patriarchal cross between them; very scarce; SOLD







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