A beautiful and rare imperial seal of Basil II, the 'Bulgar Slayer'
Lot 2792
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, 976-1025. Seal (Lead, 28 mm, 16.49 g, 12 h). +ЄΜΜΑ-ΝΟVΗΛ - IC - XC Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, each arm of the cross decorated with pearls, holding book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right in benediction within fold. Rev. +bASILI'S - AЧTOCPAT Facing half-length bust of Basil II, wearing loros, holding a globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in his left. DO Seals 68.6-10. Zacos/Veglery 75d (variety 2). A beautiful and rare imperial seal of Basil II, the 'Bulgar Slayer'. Good very fine.

From a European collection, formed before 2005.
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100 CHF
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800 CHF
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Closing time: 26-Feb-24, 12:20:30 CET
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