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