BASIL I and CONSTANTINE silver miliaresion (868-879). Rare & nice!

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller charmonas (805) 100%, Location: LIMASSOL, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 174284720024 0 0 1 71 409 Μονὴ Λεκατσᾶ 3 1 479 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE BASIL I and CONSTANTINESilver miliaresion (miliarense)(10/02/868-3/09/879)A rare issue of this coin type Obverse: Large patriarchal cross on 4 steps, a globus underneath, circular inscription + IhSYS XRI-STYS nICA (transliteration in Latin of the Greek legend ΙΗCΟΥC ΧΡΙΣΤΟC ΝΙΚΑ = Jesus Christ wins [all the enemies, seen and unseen]), all within triple dotted border.Reverse: Legend in 6 lines, following a cross, +BASI/LIOS CE/ COnSTAn/TIN,PISTV/ BASILIS/ ROMEO, (once again transliteration in Latin of the signature type of the byzantine emperors, ΒΑCΙΛΕΙΟC ΚΑΙ ΚΩΝCΤΑΝΤΙΝΟC ΠΙCΤΟΙ ΒΑCΙΛΕΙC ΡΩΜΑΙΩΝ [Basilios and Constantine, faithful in God kings of the Romans]), all within triple dotted border. Weight: 2.44gr Diam.: 25mm Condition: The flan somewhat wavy, clipped, otherwise about Very Fine. Nicely toned! Much better in hand! Catalogue references :BMC/B.6 - R.1860 - Do.7 - BN/B.1 - BC.1708 - DMBR.33 /4 A rare valuable coin! A 100% genuine piece, acquired in European Auction. Historical and theological background of this coin issueThis type of miliarense seems rarer than the general works suggest. It was Leon III (717-741) who created the miliaresion, the last avatar of the Roman miliarense which was to survive until the reform of Alexis in 1092. The milaresion must counterbalance the Islamic silver dirhem created by Abd el-Malik in 77 of the Hegira era (695-696). Basil is associated with the throne from 26 May 866 by Michael III the Drunkard and became sole emperor after the murder. He reigns only one year, and associates to the throne in 868 his favorite son Constantine, who died in 879. Under the reign of Basil I, Syracuse fell to Islam and in 878, Sicily is permanently lost. The reign of Basil was a period of consolidation. The Emperor summoned all the legal works of Justinian best known as the Basilica. Basil died in a hunting accident. As for the term "clipped", coin clipping is the practice of cutting small pieces from coins. Coins were once made of pure gold and silver, and through everyday use were subject to wear. It was not unusual to receive a coin which was not perfectly round. So cutting or filing a small amount off the coin would probably go unnoticed. The cut-off pieces would then be melted into a bar and sold to a goldsmith, or used to make counterfeit coins. IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION CONCERNING SHIPPING AND SHIPPING COSTS Dear customers, According to newer revision of shipping possibilities by Cyprus Post, it's now possible to ship by registered post (cost $8) to the following countries: USA, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Luxemburg, United Kingdom, Norway, Hungary, Ukraine, Poland, Portugal, Sweeden, Chech Republic and Finland. For the rest countries, the only possible way for time being is by DHL courier (cost $30). We wish to everybody good health and every blessing, awaiting better situations with the help of the Lord!All the best to you, CHARMONAS PLEASE NOTE: PAYMENT BY PAYPAL ONLY, AFTER 3-5 DAYS THE AUCTION HAS ENDED, OTHERWISE THE ITEM WILL BE RELISTED. SHIPPING AFTER PAYMENT CLEARING BY REGISTERED MAIL WITH TRACKING NO. MANY THANKS FOR LOOKING MY ITEM. PLEASE HAVE ALSO A LOOK ON THE REST I HAVE ON EBAY. Condition: Condition: The flan somewhat wavy, clipped, otherwise about Very Fine, exactly as in photos. Nicely toned! Much better in hand! A 100% genuine piece., Provenance: European auction, Grade: About Very Fine, clipped

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