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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4748
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Michael III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Miliaresion
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  855-867
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  2.19
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3352. Lockett VIII 294, May 1959.
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Description:  Obverse: Inscription within three dotted circles. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + mIXA/HL ЄC θЄЧ / PISτOS bA/SILЄЧS RO/mAIOh (Michael faithful emperor of the Romans). Reverse: IhSЧS XRIS τЧS hICA (Jesus Christ conquers).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AR6, BN II Cp/AR/05

Notes:  Pierced twice to N and SSW of obverse, both piercings from reverse to obverse.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Michael III
Byzantine
840
867
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