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View Categories Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Macedonian Dynasty| > |Leo VI| > BZ10818Byzantine Empire, Leo VI, the Wise, 6 January 870 - 11 May 912 A.D. Theme of Cherson was a Byzantine military-civilian province located in the southern Crimea, headquartered at Chersonesus Taurica. The theme was officially established in the early 830s and was an important centre of Black Sea commerce. Despite the destruction of the city of Cherson in the 980s, the theme recovered and prospered, enduring until it became a part of the Empire of Trebizond after the dissolution of the Byzantine Empire in 1204.
BZ10818. Bronze AE 17, SBCV 1732, Fair/Fine, Cherson mint, weight 1.67g, maximum diameter 16.7mm, die axis 0o, obverse no legend, bust facing wearing crown and chlamys; reverse patriarchal cross on globus, between Λ and E; very rare; SOLD
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