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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4630
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Michael II; Theophilos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Forty nummi
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  821-c. 824
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  5.77
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: busts of Michael and Theophilos bearded and beardless respectively facing wearing chlamys and loros respectively and cross crowns. Reverse: denomination mark with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MIX A HL SθEOFIL (Michael and Theophilos). Reverse: XXX NNN ('year 30'). Off. A.

Bibliography:  Tolstoi p.997 no. 5

Notes:  Double-struck, or overstruck on a Michael coin with two figures (HL visible beneath actual HL of obverse inscription).

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Constantinople
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Theophilos
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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
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