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ID number:  BIRBI-B4670
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:  Tremissis
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  821-829
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.10
Weight (g):  1.30
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 594; bt. Sotheby 3rd December 1956 no. 34.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Michael bearded facing wearing chlamys and cross crown holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: bust of Theophilos facing wearing chlamys and cross crown holding cross potent in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MI XAHL b (Michael Emperor). Reverse: θE OF(inverted)ILOS (Theophilos).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XXI AV15c, BN II pl.LXXII Sy/AV/02

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Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


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

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