Lot 2822: Ancient Byzantine Coins - Constantine VII - Double Portrait Gold Solidus
December 10, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 945 AD. Constantinople mint. Obv: +IhS XPS REX REgNANTIUM legend with facing bust of Christ, nimbate with three dots in each limb of the cross, holding book of Gospels and raising right hand. Rev: CONSTANT' CE ROMAN M AVG bR legend with facing, crowned busts of Constantine VII with short beard on left, wearing loros, and Romanus II, wearing chlamys, unbearded, on right, holding long patriarchal cross between them. DOC 15; Sear 1751. 4.38 grams. .
Condition Report: Very fine.