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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Macedonian Dynasty| > |Basil I| > SH17789
Byzantine Empire, Basil I the Macedonian & Constantine, 10 February 868 - 3 September 879 A.D.
|Basil| |I|, |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.
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, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.278g, maximum diameter 19.5mm, 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, 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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