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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Macedonian Dynasty| > |Basil I| > SH06185
Byzantine Empire, Basil I the Macedonian & Constantine, 10 February 868 - 3 September 879 A.D.
Basil's favorite son, Constantine, depicted on this coin died 3 September 879. His death embittered Basil's last years.
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, superb, extraordinarily sharp, nicely centered, lustrous, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.43g, maximum diameter 19.3mm, die axis 180o, 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; from the Woolslayer Collection; very scarce; SOLD










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