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ID number:  BIRBI-B4743
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Michael III; Theodora; Thekla; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  842-843
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.36
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 459. bt A. H. Baldwin 13th April 1954, ex Rashleigh 246.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Theodora facing wearing jewelled cross crown with concentric pinacles and pendilia, and loros; holding patriarchal globus cruciger in r. hand and cross-topped sceptre in l. Reverse: Busts of Michael r. and Thekla l. facing; Michael wearing cross crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger in r. hand; Thekla wearing cross crown with three jewelled pinacles and pendilia, and loros, and holding patriarchal cross in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + θЄO∂O RA ∂ЄSPVnA (Despot Theodora). Reverse: ∙ mIXAH… S θ ЄCLA (Michael and Thekla).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AV1d, BN II Cp/AV/02

Notes:  Pierced to SSW of obverse.

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Michael III
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Thekla
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