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Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1889. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII. 976-1025. AV Histamenon Nomisma (4.43 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 1005-1025. Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; crescents in upper quarters of nimbus / Crowned facing busts of Basil and Constantine, holding cross with globule on shaft between them. DOC 6b; SB 1800. Near EF, traces of deposits. Extremely rare with globule on the shaft.