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E-auction 518-432804 - bby_822552 - MICHAEL IV THE PAPHLAGONIAN Follis

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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 17 €
Maximum bid : 25 €
End of the sale : 20 March 2023 15:59:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Follis
Date: c. 1040
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,27 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Revers agréable. Patine marron


Obverse legend : +EMMA-NOVHA/ IC - XC.
Obverse description : Grand buste du Christ Antiphonetes debout de face, avec le globe crucigère, vêtu du pallium et du colombium, bénissant de la main droite et tenant les Évangiles de la gauche.
Obverse translation : (Dieu avec nous).


Reverse legend : IC-XC// NI-KA .
Reverse description : dans les cantonnements d'une croix bouletée et perlée aux extrémités bouletées.
Reverse translation : (Jésus Christ vainqueur).

Historical background

MICHEL IV THE Paphlagonian


Michael IV succeeded Romanus III and married Zoe Empress. His reign was short because he died after returning from a campaign against the Slavs. Zoe and Michael V succeeded him in 1041/2.

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