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Byzantine Empire, Maurice Tiberius, 13 August 582 - 22 November 602 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.
SH58731. Bronze 8 pentanummia (follis), DOC I 303.2, Hahn MIB II 157, Wroth BMC 292, Morrisson BnF 1, Tolstoi 331, SBCV 607, aVF, wavy flan, Cherson mint, weight 12.167g, maximum diameter 33.3mm, die axis 45o
, 584 - 602; obverse D N mAV-RIC P P AVGG, Maurice (on left) and Constantina, both nimbate and standing facing, globus cruciger in his right, cruciform scepter in her right, cross between above; reverse Theodosius standing facing, nimbate, long cross in right, large H on right, cross above H; well centered on a broad 33 mm flan
; very rare