Constantine VIII, 1025-1028. Histamenon (Gold, 25 mm, 4.40 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis. +IҺS XIS RЄX RЄGNANTIҺm Bust of Christ facing, with cross-nimbus with two crescents in upper quarters, wearing pallium and colobium, his right hand raised in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. +CωҺSTAҺTIҺ bASILЄuS ROm Bust of Constantine VIII facing, wearing crown surmounted by a small cross, collar piece and loros, and holding akakia in his left hand and cross-topped labarum in his right. DOC 1. SB 1815. Good very fine.