Anonymous Byzantine follis (AE24), type A2, Constantinople, time of Basil II & Constantine VIII, 976-1035 AD - lovely portrait of Jesus

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+EMMANOVHL, IC XC across field, facing bust of Christ, nimbate, holding Gospels with both hands; five pellets in each limb of nimbus / +IhSUS XRISTUS bASILEu bASILE•; ornaments above and below legend. 24mm, 7.33 grams. Constantinople mint, minted 1010-1028. DOC pp. 671-2, Class A2; SB 1813.

From an old colection of Dr. G.S., Nürnberg, with the collection ticket (bought in 1964 for 3 marks)