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ID number:  BIRBI-B4658
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:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  821-829
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.37
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 654; bt. A. H. Baldwin June 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Michael bearded facing wearing chlamys and cross crown holding cross potent in r. hand and akakia in l. Reverse: bust of Theophilos beardless facing wearing loros and cross crown holding globus cruciger in r. hand and cross-topped sceptre in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: *MIXAHL bASILEЧS (Michael Emperor). Reverse: θEOFI LOdESP'+ (Theophilos Despot). Off. E.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XX AV5a, BN II pl.LXXI Cp/AV/02, 04, 05; Kent 71

4 Related People

Theophilos
Byzantine
c.812
842
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Michael II
Byzantine

829-10-02
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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