Miliaresion - Constantine VI and Irene

Miliaresion - Constantine VI and Irene -  obverseMiliaresion - Constantine VI and Irene -  reverse

© G. Armstrong

Features

Country Byzantine Empire
(Byzantine states)
Emperor Constantine VI / Irene of Athens (780-797)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 780-797
Value Miliaresion = 1/12 Solidus (1/12)
Currency Second Solidus Nomisma (720-1092)
Composition Silver
Weight 1.94 g
Diameter 21.4 mm
Thickness 0.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References BCV# 1595
David R. Sear, Simon Bendall, Michael Dennis O'Hara; 2006. Byzantine coins and their values (2nd edition). Seaby, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Cross potent set on three steps bisecting legend in triple border

Lettering: IhSЧS XRIS / τЧS ηICA

Translation: Jesus Christ conquers

Reverse

Legend in five lines

Lettering:
COnS
τAnτInO
S S IRInIЄ
CΘЄЧ bA
SILIS +

Mint

Constantinopolis, modern-day Istanbul, Turkey

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (780-797) 

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