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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Macedonian Dynasty| > |Romanus I| > BZ47162
Byzantine Empire, Constantine VII and Romanus I, 17 December 920 - 16 December 944 A.D.
This type was also struck on a smaller flan (DOC III, part 2, 33).

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 center 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.
BZ47162. Cast bronze AE 24, DOC III part 2, 33, Ratto 1890, SBCV 1764, Sommer 36.19, gF/Fair, typical very weak reverse, Cherson mint, weight 3.602g, maximum diameter 24.0mm, die axis 270o, 921 - 16 Dec 944 A.D.; obverse large Romanus monogram; reverse cross floriated on two steps, pellet in field either side; ex Alex G. Malloy; scarce; SOLD



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