Basil I  (867-886).
Images.    [15-17 mm, rarely larger]
E12
19-13
360o cross A351 S--   G--   This type is struck, not cast. A has one example, larger than the usual 
Basil I "B", but reverse is garbled.
A 13 mm example is (perhaps) unpublished.
E13
15
354o 354r A354-359
So7.3-6
S1720 B913 G867 DO III,II:
17.a2-3, 17.c
A353 is struck., but similar in design to these.
DO pl. XXXIII
G:  class 1, 867
E14
17
360o 360r A360-375
So7.7-9
So.7.12
S1719v1 B911 G870 DO 20a.3,.9 S1717 has pellets on either side of the B
So7.8 does not have pellets beside the cross
On So7.12 the "B" is similar to E15 (no dot)
E15
15
376o 376r A376
So7.16
S1719v2
G-- DO-- So7.16 has no clear dot in the B.
The cross is wider than E16.
E16
16
377o 360r A377-383
So7.13-15
S1719v3   G871 DO 20b.1-3 Similar to A360 above, but with pellets. 
It is slightly reduced in size and the bottom 
loop is almost a delta. The top is not quite closed.
E17
22-19
384o 360r A384
So.13.8
S-- B-- G-- DO-- Anokhin "9th century", listed right after Basil I.
Sokolova: "anonymous".
Zagreba #60 calls it "interregnum" after Constantine VII (913-959) and before Romanus II and Basil II (959-963)
There are various shapes of "B", from an almost modern "B" to a delta-shaped lower part. They also come with and without pellets on either side.
 
  B
   Type E12
   13mm. No clear die axis. 0.83 grams.
    Unpublished?

  B
   Type E13 variety
   Two o's above the pi.
    14mm. 4:30. 1.98 grams.
   Slightly reddish.

  B
   Type E13 variety
   No + to the right of the B.
   12mm. 10:30. 0.89 grams.


B
    Type E13, struck imitation
   16-15mm. 12:00. 0.84 grams.
   Very thin. Amazing to find a struck imitation of a cast genuine coin --
   quite the reverse of the usual type of ancient counterfeit!


  B

   Type E14
   17mm. 12:00. 4.89 grams.

Basil B


    Type E14
   17 mm. 12:00. 4.03 grams.

  B

   Type E14
   17mm. 12:00. 1.96 grams.

  B

   Type E14 variety
   o beneath B
   17mm. 12:00. 2.97 grams.

B

   Type E14 variety
   Dot within the B
   18mm. 11:30. 2.94 grams.

  B
 
   Type E14
   18mm. 12:00. 1.89 grams.
    Unusual beaded border.
    Thin flan.

  B

   Type E15
   18-17mm. 12:00. 1.52 grams.
    Wider cross than other Sear 1719 varieties.

B 

   Type E16

   17mm. 12:00. 3.52 grams.


B
 
   Type E16
   18mm. 12:00. 4.82 grams.

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