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Byzantine Empire, Romanus II, 6 April 945 - 15 March 963 A.D.
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.
BZ47165. Bronze AE 19, Sommer 37.2; SBCV 1775, aVF, cast coinage, Cherson mint, weight 3.291g, maximum diameter 18.8mm, die axis 180o
, obverse large cross shaped monogram, M-A on left and right, P-W on top and bottom; reverse cross floriated on two steps, pellet in field either side; scarce