Pirate plunder from all ages
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII. 976-1025. AV Histamenon Nomisma (24mm, 4.42 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 1005-1025. +IҺS XIS RЄX RЄςNANTIҺm, facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; crescents in upper quarters of nimbus / +ЬASIL Є COҺSτAҺτIҺ R, crowned half-length busts of Basil, wearing loros and being crowned from above by manus Dei, and Constantine, wearing chlamys, holding long cross between them. DOC 6a; SB 1800.