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E-auction 520-434941 - bby_822556 - MICHAEL IV THE PAPHLAGONIAN Follis

MICHAEL IV THE PAPHLAGONIAN Follis VF/VF
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NO BUYER'S FEE.
Estimate : 50 €
Price : 24 €
Maximum bid : 26 €
End of the sale : 03 April 2023 15:44:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Follis
Date: c. 1040
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,91 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au revers. Joli revers. Patine foncée et sable

Obverse


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


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


MICHAEL IV THE PAPHLAGONIAN

(12/04/1034-10/12/1041)

Michel IV succeeded Romain III and married Zoé, the Empress. His reign was short because he died on his return from a campaign against the Slavs. Zoe, then Michael V succeeded him in 1041/2.

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