867 AD - 886 AD

Basilius I Macedonicus   Constantinopolis
Imperium Byzantinum
Βασίλειος Α' ο Μακεδών   Κωνσταντινούπολις
Βυζαντινή Αυτοκρατορία

Solidus / Σόλιδος AV 19
SHH 709

709 Basilius I Constantinopilos Imperium Byzantinum Solidus AV



4.36 g   18.5-19.2 mm   6:00 o'clock   VF
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