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ID number:  BIRBI-B4623
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Michael I; Theophylact; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  811-813
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.38
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0352; bt. Cahn (Basle) July 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Michael bearded facing wearing chlamys and cross crown holding cross potent in r. hand akakia in l. Reverse: bust of Theophylact beardless facing wearing loros and cross crown holding globus cruciger in r. hand and cross-topped sceptre in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: · MIXA HL bASILE' (Michael Emperor). Reverse: θEOFVLA CτOS dESP' (Theophylact Despot). Off. E.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XVII AV1b, BN II pl.LXX Cp/AV/01

4 Related People

Theophylact
Byzantine

849-01-15
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Michael I
Byzantine

844-01-11
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