ALL COINS ARE GENUINE LIFETIME GUARANTEE. The attribution label is printed on archival museum quality paper. An interesting silver coin of Leo IV and his son Constantine VI. Christian cross on obverse and inscription on reverse.
This coin comes with display stand and attribution label attached as pictured. A great way to display an ancient coins collection. Leo IV the Khazar was Byzantine Emperor from 775 to 780 AD. He was born to Emperor Constantine V and Empress Tzitzak in 750. He was elevated to caesar the next year, in 751.When Constantine V died in September 775, while campaigning against the Bulgarians, Leo IV became senior emperor on 14 September 775. In 778 Leo raided Abbasid Syria, decisively defeating the Abbasid army outside of Germanicia. Leo died on 8 September 780, of tuberculosis. He was succeeded by his son Constantine VI, who was eventually overthrown by Leo's wife Irene, who installed herself as empress. Leo IV was born in 750 AD, to Emperor Constantine V and his first wife, Empress Tzitzak.  Because his mother was a Khazar, Leo was given the epithet'the Khazar'. Leo was elevated to co-emperor in 751, while still an infant. Leo became emperor on 14 September 775, after Constantine V died while campaigning against the Bulgarian Empire. Leo was by this point suffering from tuberculosis, which, combined with the infancy of his son, Constantine VI, gave two of Leo's half-brothers, the caesares Nikephoros and Christopher, hope of attaining the throne. These hopes were crushed when, in 776, Leo elevated Constantine to caesar, declaring him to be his successor. Shortly after this, Nikephoros and Christopher were discovered conspiring against Leo. Despite public opinion supporting the execution of both of them, Leo instead chose to pardon them, although he did exile several other plotters to Cherson. Leo launched an invasion against the Abbasids in 778, invading Syria with about a force made up of the armies of the multiple themes, including: The Opsikion Theme, led by Gregory; the Anatolic Theme, led by Artabasdos; the Armeniac Theme, led by Karisterotzes; the Bucellarian Theme, led by Tatzates; and the Thracesian Theme, led by Lachanodrakon.
Lachanodrakon besieged Germanicia for a time, before he were bribed to raise the siege, and then began to raid the surrounding countryside. The Abbasids attacked Lachanodrakon while he was raiding, but were decisively defeated by several Byzantine armies.
A number of Jacobites (adherents of the Syriac Orthodox Church) were taken from Syria and forcibly resettled in Thrace. The next year, in 779, Leo successfully repelled an attack by the Abbasids against Asia Minor.
Leo died of a violent fever, due to his tuberculosis, on 8 September 780. He was succeeded by his son Constantine, with Leo's wife Irene as his regent. In 797, after Constantine had ruled for 17 years, Irene had him blinded, and became empress. If you have a problem with your item please refrain from leaving negative or neutral feedback until you have made contact and given a fair chance to rectify the situation. As always, every effort is made to ensure that your shopping experience meets or exceeds your expectations.The item "Ancient Byzantine Empire LEO IV Cross Jesus Christ Silver Miliaresion RARE coin" is in sale since Sunday, September 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Byzantine (300-1400 AD)". The seller is "timelessthing" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.