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Seller: a.t.coyote (5,656) 100%, Location: Tucson, Arizona, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 202799446032 FOR the complete story, FULL DETAILS and BIG CLEAR PICTURES, Please SEE THE DESCRIPTION 920-944 AD BYZANTINE EMPIRE Emperor "ROMANUS I" >Bronze FOLLIS of CONSTANTINOPLE Description This is a bronze Follis from the ancient "Byzantine Empire". It was struck at Constantinople between 920 and 944 AD in the name of the Emperor Romanus I. Romanus was a military commander who, in 920, during war time, took over the "Regency" of the child Emperor, Constantine VII, from his mother, Zoe. He went on to rule well and even though he was the "Junior" Emperor, he was the actual ruler. Eventually, in 944, he was suddenly and unexpectedly deposed by his sons, who then tried to assume power. However, Constantine VII who had married Romanus' daughter Helena, seized his chance and deposed them instead. Constantine named his own son, Romanus II as co-ruler. Weight: 7.84 Gram, 27 Millimeter, Bronze. "Byzantine Coins & Their Values" by David R. Sear. #1760. Obverse: +RWMAN' ЬASILЄVS RWM' • Romanus Roman Emperor. • Facing bust of Romanus I, bearded, wearing crown and jeweled chlamys, and holding labarum and globus cruciger. • Chlamys: Purple mantle of office, like a short soldier's cloak. • Labarum: Military standard. • Globus cruciger: Orb of state with a cross on top. Reverse: +RWMA • N' ЄN ΘЄW ЬA • SILЄVS RW • MAIWN • In four lines. The Coin: A presentable example, it saw use and then spent centuries in the ground. The earth gave it a two-tone brown patina that is darker than these pictures show. If you collect Byzantine coins, you know they are often very crudely produced and this one was not an exception. The book says these were often overstruck on coins from previous reigns and this one may have been. Fully original and genuine, NOT a copy or reproduction, Real History in your hands. As grading is subjective please see the pictures and judge for yourself. Remember, FREE SHIPPING! Payment I ship the day after cleared payment. Payment in US funds only please. Returns: Accepted, in original condition, in most cases and encouraged if the item has been misdescribed. If you need more than one week from the close of the sale to make payment, that is not generally a problem, PLEASE, JUST LET ME KNOW when you expect to pay. If No payment and No contact is made, eBay will automatically open a non payment case on the eighth day. Shipping Shipping to all locations WORLDWIDE will be FREE! All items will be insured, at no extra cost. International shipments will also be insured at no extra cost to most countries. I SHIP THE DAY AFTER PAYMENT! About Us We are a long time collectors who enjoys listing things on eBay. We try to give you the best pictures we can and as much information about the item as we can, so you know what you are buying. I try to start auctions for as low a starting price as I can, and still break even. There are eBay, PayPal and Postage fees to cover. Minimum bid normally represents at least a decent value. I believe you have completed your part of the agreement when you pay me, so I LEAVE YOUR FEEDBACK WHEN I SHIP THE ITEM. I appreciate return feedback if you feel I have earned it. Contact Us I will try to respond to email questions within one day. Please ask any questions about the item, or other special requests BEFORE you bid. Get images that make Supersized seem small.Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's Listing Templates! THE simple solution for eBay sellers. Year: 920-944 AD, Country: Byzantine Empire, Metal: Bronze, Denomination: Follis, Country/Region of Manufacture: Turkey, Provenance: Ownership History Available, Certification: Uncertified, Grade: Ungraded, Cleaned/Uncleaned: Uncleaned, Certification Number: Undetermined, Modified Item: No

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