Coins 327 BYZANTINE EMPIRE. Anonymous. Attributed Romanus III, AD 1028-1034. AE Follis 10.40 gr; 28,61. Constantinople mint. Class B. O:\ Facing bust of Christ, raising hand in benediction, holding Gospels; nimbus with pelleted square in arms of cross, • in first and second quarters. R:\ IS XS/BASILE/BASILE, cross with pellet at end of upper bar and ends of crossbar set on three steps. Cf. DOC III B.8 (for type); SB 1823. Nicely struck on a good metal. EF

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