|Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 222||Auction date: 23 March 2023|
|Lot number: 303|
Price realized: 300 USD (Approx. 276 EUR) Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Anonymous A2, attributed to Basil II and Constantine VIII. Follis; Anonymous A2, attributed to Basil II and Constantine VIII; 976-1025 AD. Constantinople, Follis, 16.72g. Berk-948, Sear-1813. Obv: Bust of Christ facing, wearing halo with cross, inscription \'Emmanuel\' around, IC - XC across field. Rx: Inscription, \'Jesus Christ, King of Kings,\' in four lines with ornaments above and below.These coins were struck during the Crusades, to convince the Muslim population to convert to Christianity. Seems it failed. aEF
Estimate: 400 USD