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Basil II and Constantine VIII, Æ Class 2 anonymous follis

Ave!

Basil II and Constantine VIII, Æ Class 2 anonymous follis. Struck 976-1028 AD.

Æ; 29mm/8.4gm

Obv/ IC-XC to left and right of bust of Christ, facing, with nimbate cross behind head, holding book of gospels.

Rev/ IhSUS XRISTUS bASILEU bASILE* in four lines, ornaments above and below.

Con/ aVF for the issue with original deep olive green patina. Cleaned but not waxed. 

Ref/ SB 1813 var.

* The reverse inscription translates to "Jesus Christ King of Kings"