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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4632
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Michael II; Theophilos; Syracuse
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  821-829
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.65
Weight (g):  3.89
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0353; bt. Spink March 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Michael facing wearing loros and cross crown holding cross potent in r. hand. Reverse: bust of Theophilos facing wearing chlamys and cross crown holding globus cruciger in r. hand two pellets one either side of gl. cr.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MI XAHL (Michael). Reverse: θEO FIL (Theophilos).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XXI AV13

4 Related People

Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


Theophilos
Byzantine
c.812
842
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Michael II
Byzantine

829-10-02
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