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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Macedonian Dynasty| > |Constantine VII| > BZ47158
Byzantine Empire, Constantine VII, 11 May 912 - 9 November 959
The Byzantine mint at Cherson (Sevastopol, Ukraine), 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.
BZ47158. Cast bronze AE 17, cast coinage; DOC III part 2, 29, Sommer 36.21, Wroth BMC 59, Morrisson BnF 37/Kh/AE/8, Ratto 1904, SBCV 1771, aF, Cherson mint, weight 2.781g, maximum diameter 17.4mm, die axis 0o, 919 - 920 A.D.; obverse crowned bust of Constantine facing, wearing chlamys; reverse K over W (Constantine) monogram; rare; SOLD



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