Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII.
|CNG 90, Lot: 1943. Estimate $750.
Sold for $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
976-1025. AV Tetarteron Nomisma (20mm, 4.04 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 977. Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; two pellets in each arm of nimbus / Crowned facing busts of Basil and Constantine, holding patriarchal cross between. DOC 7 var. (number of pellets in nimbus); SB 1801; Berk, Roman
289 (this coin). Good Fine, scrape on obverse. Very rare.
Property of Princeton Economics acquired by Martin Armstrong. Ex Sotheby’s New York (2 November 1998), lot 3503.