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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Macedonian Dynasty| > |Basil I| > SH53617
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.
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, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.358g, maximum diameter 20.2mm, 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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