RARE VF/EF ANCIENT BYZANTINE HUGE BRONZE COIN- EMP MICHAEL IV 'THE PAPHLAGONIAN'

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 03, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
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VERY NICE & ATTRACTIVE, RARE VF/EF ANCIENT BYZANTINE IMPERIAL HUGE (HEAVY & THICK) BRONZE COIN - EMPEROR MICHAEL IV "THE PAPHLAGONIAN" (reign 1034-1041 AD )
- DARK BRONZE-GUNPOWDER- WITH METALIC SHADOW, RARE & VERY NICE EXAMPLE, ONLY ONE KNOWN TYPE OF BRONZE COIN FOR THIS EMPEROR
DESCRIPTION:
Emperor MICHAEL IV 'The Paphlagonian', AE Follis (class C)
OBVERSE: EMMA NOVHL - around, IC XC - to right and left of Christ, with nimbate cross behind head, three-quarter length figure standing, raising right hand, holding book of gospels in left
REVERSE: IC XC / NI KA - in the angles of a jewelled cross with dot at each end
CONSTANTINOPLE mint, 1034-1041 AD REF: SEAR Byzantine 1825
NOTES: 1 USA CENT (D - 19 mm) ON PICTURES TO HELP TO COMPARE COIN SIZE VISUALLY
-NOT PROFESSIONAL PICTURES & LIGHTS; COINS ARE BETTER IN HANDS; COLORS COULD BE DIFFERENT
SHIPPING AND HANDLING COST: USA (FIRST CLASS MAIL) - $ 3.49; CANADA - $ 5.49; WORLDWIDE - $ 7.99
HISTORY INFO:
Michael IV the Paphlagonian ( Greek : Μιχαὴλ (Δ´) ὁ � αφλαγών , Mikhaēl ho Paphlagōn ; 1010 – 10 December 1041) was Byzantine Emperor from 11 April 1034 to his death on 10 December 1041. He owed his elevation to Empress Zoe , daughter of Emperor Constantine VIII and wife of Romanos III
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