Here is one of his AE coin types, a recent acquisition: Basil I, alone. Struck 879-886. 28-27 mm. 7.01 grams. +bASILIO S bASILЄVS Basil in loros on throne with curved arms ("winged throne") +bASIL IOS ЄҺΘЄC bASILЄVS ROMEOҺ Sear 1709. DO 12. I wrote up the story on my page about Basil I: http://augustuscoins.com/ed/Byz/Basil.html It is interesting, I assure you. His second son and successor was Leo VI, so if you have one of those common coins, you might like to read it. For an introduction to Byzantine coins, see: http://augustuscoins.com/ed/Byz/index.html Show us something Byzantine!