Constantine VIII.



Constantinople, 1025-1028 AD. AU histamenon, 4.40 gr.

Obv: + IhS XIS REX REGNANTInm;nimbate bust of Christ facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Bible in left hand.

Rev: + CWnSTAnTIn bASILEVS ROm; crowned bust of Constantine VIII facing, wearing loros, holding labarum with pellet on shaft and anexikakia.

Ref: Sear 1815;  1.1. Ex Triton VI (2003), lot 1218.
Extremely fine.