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bby_610037 - CONSTANTINE VII and ZOE Follis

CONSTANTINE VII and ZOE Follis AU
175.00 €(Approx. 208.25$ | 148.75£)
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Type : Follis
Date: 914-919
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,35 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan centré des deux côtés. Très belle représentation au droit de haut relief. Joli revers. Patine verte, légèrement granuleuse
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Obverse


Obverse legend : + CONSTANTI ET ZOH B'.
Obverse description : Bustes de face de Constantin VII à gauche et de Zoé à droite, tenant la croix patriarcale. Constantin porte le loros et Zoé, la chalmyde.

Reverse


Reverse legend : + CONS// TANTIHO// C E ZOH BA// SILIS RO// MEON EN CINQ LIGNES.

Commentary


Buste fins.

Historical background


CONSTANTINE VII and ZOE

(914-919)

Constantine VII, born in 908, was the son of Leo VI and Zoe. He was associated with the throne on May 15 908 but his uncle Alexander succeeded his brother (912-913). The regency was then exercised by the patriarch Nicolas Mysticus finally from 914 Zoe.

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