|867 AD - 886 AD|
|Solidus / Σόλιδος AV 19
|4.36 g 18.5-19.2 mm 6:00
Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, and raising right hand in benediction;
in left hand book of gospels; +IhS XPS REX / REGNANTIYM* clockwise around.
Facing busts of Basil on left and Constantine on right, both crowned holding
between them long patriarchal cross; Basil wears loros, whilst his son is clad
in chlamys; bASILIOS ET CONSTANT' AYGG' b'.
Mint of Constantinopolis.
BMC 2/4; Dumbarton Oaks III/2 2; Ratto 1858; Sear Byzantine 1704