Basil II (976-1025) and Constantine VIII (976-1028)
Images.  [17 or 22 mm]
E37
17
A441 A438r A441-444
So10.6-7
S1814
LD
B947 G890 DO III,II, pl. XLVII
21a, 21b.1-2
A443: retrograde obverse
DO 21.b retrograde rev.
E38
22
A445o A445r A445-448
So7.10-11
S1717
Basil I
B910 G869 DO III,II Basil I
19.1 pl. XXXIII
large, AE23
So. Basil II
Sear does not attribute any coins to Cherson after Basil II, S1814. 

BII

   Type E37
   18 mm. 12:00. 2.86 grams.
   Anokhin 441-2
   Sear 1814 (this one not retrograde)


BII
   Type E37
   Retrograde obverse.
   18mm. 12:00. 31.2 grams.
   Sear 1814 "sometimes retrograde"  
   Anokhin 443 (retrograde variant of 441)

BII


   Type E38
   21mm. 12:00. 6.74 grams.
   Anokhin 445-448
   Sear  1717, attributed to Basil I

BII
   Type E38
   22mm. 12:00. 5.82 grams.
   Anokhin 445-448
   Sear  1717, attributed to Basil I






The next coin was not minted at Cherson, but to the east on the Taman peninusla, across the straits to the Sea of Azov from Kerch/Pantikipaion. This is one of the first Russian coins.


BIIBII

Tmutarakan Princedom on the Taman peninsula in Russia (just east of Ukraine), one of only three "Rus" regions (Kiev, Novgorod, and these guys) to issue coins before the Mongols took over. Very rare.
Base AR20-19. 1.22 grams. 10:30.  Thin. Typical weight for these.
Imitation miliaresion with prototype one of Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025).
Probably minted under Price Mstislav Vladimirovic until 1024. The reverse letters of the prototype have been reproduced as square dots.
There are few references to these. One is "Golonko 8" from
"Die Tamaner Gruppe der Nachahmungen Byzantinische Miliarensia" in Dona Numismatica, 1965.



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