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Sale: Nomos 9, Lot: 331. Estimate CHF1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 20 October 2014. 
Sold For CHF1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Histamenon (Gold, 24mm, 4.42 g 6), Constantinople , c. 1001-1005. +IhS XPS REX REႺNANTIhM Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospel book in his left. Rev. +bASIL C CONSTANTI b RM Crowned facing busts of Basil II, on the left in loros, and Constantine VIII, on the right in chlamys, both holding a long patriarchal cross crosslet between them with their right hands. DOC 4a. SB 1798. An attractive well-centered example. Extremely fine.