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View CategoriesHome > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Macedonian Dynasty| > |Basil I| > BZ02232Byzantine Empire, Basil I, 26 May 866 - 28 August 886 A.D. The Byzantine mint at Cherson, in the Crimea, operated from the reign of Justin I to the reign of Heraclius, and again from the reign of Basil I to the reign of Basil II. The city of Cherson was largly destroyed in the 980s, when it fell to Kiev but the fortress was recovered by treaty after Basil II's sister Anna was given to in marriage Vladimir the Great. The region became a part of the Empire of Trebizond in 1204.
BZ02232. Bronze AE 17, SBCV 1719, VF, Cherson mint, weight 2.91g, maximum diameter 16.4mm, die axis 0o, obverse large B on exergual line; reverse floriated cross on two steps, pellet in both left and right field; SOLD
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