CONSTANTINE VII AND ROMANUS I BRONZE FOLLIS – EX GOODACRE COLLECTION AND POSSIBLY RATTO 1907 – VF BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 18033)
FPL V, 81 (18033). BYZANTINE EMPIRE. CONSTANTINE VII with ROMANUS I, AD 946-959.
Bronze follis, 5.44 g, 24 mm. Issue of Constantinople.
Obv. + CONST(… ?), facing bust of Constantine VII and Romanus II, holding globus with patriarchal cross between them. Rev. + CONST CЄ ROMAN ЄN XRIST B ROMЄO.
Ex Hugh George Goodacre Collection, Downie-Lepczyk Auctions Sale 70, 9/17/1986, lot 221 (with original auction label) and a small circular tag citing earlier provenance as “Ratto 1907.”
VF, attractive glossy dark green patina.