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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4672
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:  Follis
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  821-829
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  5.02
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3668; bt. Hall sale November 1950 lot 2326; ex Spink 1931.
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Description:  Obverse: busts of Michael and Theophilos facing wearing chlamys and loros respectively and cross crowns. Reverse: denomination mark with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MIXA HL S θEO (Michael and Theophilos). Off. θ.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XXI AE21, BN II pl.LXXII Sy/AE/01 and 10

Notes:  Overstruck - Whitting suggested over Michael I and Theophylact, but not clear, certainly over Constantinopolitan type: traces of XXX on reverse. Traces of a crown at an angle to the left of Theophilos.

4 Related People

Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


Theophilos
Byzantine
c.812
842
Michael II
Byzantine

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