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Basil I, Byzantine Emperor 867-886 AD.

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SB 1703Basil I AV Solidus. Constantinople, 882 AD. +bASILIOS AUGUST' b', crowned facing bust of Basil I, in loros, holding globe with patriarchal cross in right hand and akakia in left / COhSTAhT S EVdOCIA, crowned facing busts of Constantine, beardless, on left wearing chlamys and holding cross on globe, and Eudocia on right, wearing loros and holding cross-tipped sceptre; cross between their heads. SB 1703; Do 3.TextImage
SB 1704Basil I AV Solidus, 867-886. Constantinople. +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIUM, Christ enthroned facing, nimbate, raising right hand and holding book of gospels / bASILOS ET COnSTAnT AVGG b, crowned facing busts of Basil with short beard and wearing loros on left and Constantine, no beard, wearing chlamys on right, holding patriarchal cross between them. SB 1704; DO 2.TextImage
SB 1705Basil I, Leo and Alexander (879-886). AV Semissis. Constantinople, 879. bA SILIO AVGG, crowned bust of Basil facing, bearded, wearing loros, holding cross potent and akakia / + LEON SE ALEX' AVGG'. Facing beardless busts of Leo and Alexander, each wearing crown and chlamys; cross between their heads. Sear 1705.TextImage
SB 1708Basil I and Constantine. 868-879 AD. AR Miliaresion (2.95 gm). Constantinople. IhSUS XRISTUS NICA, cross potent on three steps, globe beneath, triple border / +bASI/ LIOS CE/ CONSTAN/ TIN' PISTV/ bASILIS/ ROMEO' in six lines, triple border. DOC 7; SB 1708.TextImage

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Basil I, AE Follis, 867-886 AD, Constantinople. bASILIOS bASILEVS star, emperor, crowned and wearing loros, seated facing on lyre-backed throne with curved arms and ornamented back, holding labarum, resting other hand on lap / bASIL-IOS EN ThEO-bASILEVS-ROMEON in four lines. (Second example with bASIL-bOS.. from an illiterate engraver). SB 1709, DOC 11-12.Text

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SB 1710Basil I and Constantine VII, AE Follis. Constantinople. 867-876 AD. bASILIO S CONST BASILIS (or ..CONSTAN..), Basil, crowned, bearded and wearing loros on left and Constantine (much shorter), crowned and wearing loros, on right, seated facing on double throne, holding labarum between them / bASILIO-S CONSTAN-TINOS EN OO-bASILEIS R-OMAION in five lines (first line can be bASILO). SB 1710, DOC 9A.TextImage
SB 1711Basil I and Constantine VII, AE follis. 867-886 AD, Constantinople. bASIL CONST AVGGT, Basil, bearded on left and Constantine (normal size), on right, both crowned and wearing loros, seated facing on double throne, holding labarum between them / bASILO or bASILIO-S CONSTAN-TINOS EN OO-bASILEIS R-OMAION in five lines. SB 1711, DOC 9D.TextImage
SB 1712Basil I, Leo VI and Constantine VII, AE follis. Constantinople. LEON bASIL S CONST AVGG, Basil I, crowned, with short beard, wearing loros, holding akakia, half length figure facing in center, Leo VI (no beard, on left) and Constantine VII, on right, both crowned and wearing chlamys / bASIL-CONSTAN-T S LEON EN-ThO bASILS-ROMEON in five lines; star below. SB 1712, DOC 11.TextImage
SB 1713Basil I, Leo VI and Constantine VII, AE Follis. Constantinople. LEON bASIL S CONST AVGG, Basil I, crowned and with short beard, in centre; Leo VI, crowned, no beard, on left and Constantine VII, crowned on right, all wearing chlamys, all half-length figures facing / bASIL-CONSTAN-T S LEON EN-ThO bASILS-ROMEON in five lines, with star or cross or nothing below. SB 1713, DOC 10.TextImage
SB 1714Basil I with Constantine. 867-886. Base AV Tremissis. Syracuse. BASILEIOC (Latin L, sometimes preceded by star), crowned facing bust of Basil, wearing loros, holding cross on globe / CONSTANT, crowned facing bust of Constantine, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe. DOC 14a; SB 1714.TextImage

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Basil I with Constantine. 867-886. Base AV Tremissis. Syracuse. BASILEIOC (Greek L, sometimes preceded by star), crowned facing bust of Basil, wearing loros, holding cross on globe / CONSTANT, crowned facing bust of Constantine, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe. DOC 14b; SB 1715.TextImage
SB 1716Basil I. 867-886 AD. AV Tremissis (0,98 g), Syracuse. BASILEIOC b, crowned facing bust of Basil, wearing loros, holding cross on globe / CONSTANT b, crowned facing bust of Constantine, wearing chlamys, holding cross potent. Sear 1716.TextImage
SB 1717Basil I with Constantine VIII. AE 22-23mm. Large B on base, K to left, W to right / Floriated cross on three steps, dot on each side. SB 1717, DOC 19 (bronze and lead examples found).TextImage
SB 1719Basil I, AE17, Cherson Mint. Large B on exergual line / Cross floriate on two or three steps, dot on each side. SB 1719; DO 20.TextImage
SB 1720Basil I, AE13, Cherson mint. AD 867-884. Large B, cross to right / Large Pi, cross to left, O above, cross to right. SB 1720; DOC 17.TextImage
SB 1721Basil I, 868-879 AD. AE Follis, uncertain provincial mint. BASILIOS S CONST AVGG, crowned facing busts of Basil I, wearing chlamys and with short beard, on left and Constantine VII, wearing chlamys, no beard, on right, holding labarum between them / bASIL-S CONSTAN-TINOS EN QO-bASILEIS R-OMAION in five lines. SB 1721, DOC 8.TextImage
SB 1722Basil I with Leo and Alexander. AE Half-follis, Uncertain provincial mint. bASILIO AVG, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing loros, holding cross potent and akakia / LEON CE ALESA, crowned bust facing of Leo, no beard, on left and crowned bust facing of Alexander, no beard, on right, each wearing chlamys, cross or star between their heads. SB 1722, DOC 13.TextImage
See also: Basil I in the Buerger Collection
Coins of Basil_I at the Ancient Coin Forum

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