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89001639
Triton XV, Lot: 1639. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII. 976-1025. AV Histamenon Nomisma (25mm, 4.43 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 1005-1025. + IҺS XIS RЄX RЄςNANTInM, bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, with crescents in upper two quarters cross / + ЬASIL Є COnSτAnτIn R, half-length facing crowned busts of Basil, wearing loros and being crowned from above by manus Die, and Constantine, wearing chlamys, holding long cross between them. DOC 6b; SB 1800. Superb EF, lustrous, a few light marks near the edges.