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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4745
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Michael III; Theodora; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  843-855
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 597. bt Spink December 1956.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ bearded facing with cross behind head, holding gospels in l. hand and performing benediction with r. Reverse: Busts of Michael beardless facing wearing chlamys and cross crown on r. and Theodora facing wearing loros and cross crown with two pinnacles and pendilia, cross floating above between heads.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IhSЧS X RISτOS (Jesus Christ). Reverse: + mIXAHL S θЄ O∂ORA (Michael and Theodora).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AV2, BN II Cp/AV/04-7

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