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Byzantine Cherson, Crimea (c. 518 - 641, 866 - 980's)

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.


Byzantine Empire, Basil II & Constantine VIII, c. 10 January 976 - 15 December 1025 A.D.

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Chersonesus was colonized in the 6th century B.C. by Greek settlers from Heraclea Pontica. Its ancient ruins, located in one of Sevastopol's suburbs, are today an archaeological park and popular tourist attraction. Buildings mix influences of Greek, Roman and Byzantine culture and include a Greek temple and a Roman amphitheater.
BZ47167. Bronze AE 17, DOC III part 2, 21b; Anokhin 443; SBCV 1814 (retrograde variety), aVF, weight 2.725 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 180o, cast coinage, Cherson mint, 977 - 989 A.D.; obverse retrograde cruciform BACΛIOV monogram; reverse cruciform BACΛIOV monogram ; very rare; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Basil I, 26 May 866 - 28 August 886 A.D.

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The denomination of this scarce cast coin type from Cherson is unknown. This type was previously described as rare. Market availability indicates recent finds and the type is now only scarce.
BZ14073. Bronze AE 18, SBCV 1719, VF, weight 4.825 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 0o, Cherson mint, obverse large B on exergual line; reverse floriated cross on two steps, pellet in both left and right field; scarce; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Constantine VII and Romanus I, 17 December 920 - 16 December 944 A.D.

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This type was also struck on a larger flan (DOC III, part 2, 32).

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 largely 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.
BZ14074. Cast bronze AE 21, DOC III part 2, 33, Ratto 1890, SBCV 1764, Sommer 36.19, VF, weight 2.716 g, maximum diameter 20.9 mm, Cherson mint, 921 - 944 A.D.; obverse large PW monogram; reverse blank; ex-Calgary Coin; scarce; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Leo VI, the Wise, 6 January 870 - 11 May 912 A.D.

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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, weight 1.67 g, maximum diameter 16.7 mm, die axis 0o, Cherson mint, obverse no legend, bust facing wearing crown and chlamys; reverse patriarchal cross on globus, between Λ and E; very rare; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Constantine VII and Romanus II, 6 April 945 - 9 November 959 A.D.

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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.
BZ47710. Cast bronze AE 19, DOC III part 2, 38; Wroth BMC 77; Morrisson BnF 37/Kh/AE/10; Ratto 1910; SBCV 1772, gF, tiny hole, rough, weight 1.483 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 180o, Cherson mint, 945 - 959 A.D.; obverse large cross-shaped monogram, N - C on left and right, TK - W on top and bottom; reverse large cross-shaped monogram, M-A on left and right, P-W on top and bottom; scarce; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Basil I, 26 May 866 - 28 August 886 A.D.

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The Byzantine mint at Cherson, in the Crimea, 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.
BZ02232. Bronze AE 17, SBCV 1719, VF, weight 2.91 g, maximum diameter 16.4 mm, die axis 0o, Cherson mint, obverse large B on exergual line; reverse floriated cross on two steps, pellet in both left and right field; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Constantine VII, 11 May 912 - 9 November 959

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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, weight 2.781 g, maximum diameter 17.4 mm, die axis 0o, Cherson mint, 919 - 920 A.D.; obverse crowned bust of Constantine facing, wearing chlamys; reverse K over W (Constantine) monogram; rare; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Constantine VII and Romanus I, 17 December 920 - 16 December 944 A.D.

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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, weight 3.602 g, maximum diameter 24.0 mm, die axis 270o, Cherson mint, 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


Byzantine Empire, Maurice Tiberius, 13 August 582 - 22 November 602 A.D.

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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, weight 12.167 g, maximum diameter 33.3 mm, die axis 45o, Cherson mint, 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; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Romanus II, 6 April 945 - 15 March 963 A.D.

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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, weight 3.291 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 180o, cast coinage, Cherson mint, 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; SOLD




  




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