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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4627
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Michael I?; Michael II?; Constantinople
Denomination:  Forty nummi
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  811-821
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.39
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Michael facing bearded wearing loros and cross crown holding globus cruciger in r. hand and cross-topped sceptre in l. Reverse: denomination mark with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …LbA… (Michael Emperor). Reverse: XXX NNN ('year 30'). Off. A.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XX AE7.2 (listed as Michael II)

Notes:  Overstruck (additional cross, perhaps from crown or cross-topped sceptre above and to right of cross above M on the reverse).

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Michael II
Byzantine

829-10-02
Michael I
Byzantine

844-01-11
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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