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Book of Gospels

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53550 Order
Basil I, 867-886 A.D.
AV Solidus, 4.45g. 18mm. Constantinople, c.868-879 A.D. +IhS XPR REX REGNANTIYM. Christ enthroned and facing wearing nimbus, pallium, and colobium; He raises right hand in benediction and holds Book of Gospels in left hand. Rev. bASILIOS ET CONSTANT AVGGB. Facing busts of Basil on left wearing loros and crown and Constantine on right wearing chlamys and crown; they hold a patriarchal cross between them. DOC 2. Sear 1704.

Ex: Purchased from Schenk-Behrens in Essen in November, 1969. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $1,200.00

 

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