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Constantine VIII, Class A3 anonymous follis, Christ


Constantine VIII, Class A3 anonymous follis, Christ

Æ Follis; 29mm/11.7gm Struck c. 1025-1028 AD

Con/ gVF for the issue; glossy jet black patina with orange sand fill.

Obv/ Facing bust of nimbate Christ, rosette pellets in the arms of nimbus, wearing pallium and colobium, holding the Gospels in both hands. IC-XC to right and left.

Rev/ +IhSUS/ XRISTUS/bASILEU/bASILE, in four lines (Jesus Christ King of Kings)

Ref/ SB 1818

Seller's Note/ This issue is quite rare as there is only one listed in Wildwinds that sold for $600. Certainly in better condition that our example, but our listed price of only $80 is a real bargain, trust me.

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