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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4752
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Michael III; Syracuse
Denomination:  Semissis
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  842-867
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.35
Weight (g):  1.68
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0360.
BIRBI-B4752.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Michael bearded facing, wearing loros and cross crown, holding patriarchal globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Bust of Michael bearded facing, wearing chlamys and cross crown, holding patriarchal globus cruciger in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: mI XAHL (Michael). Control mark: θ (9). Reverse: mI XAHL (Michael). Control mark: θ (9).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AV9, BN II Sy/AV/01

Notes:  Visibly debased.

3 Related People

Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Michael III
Byzantine
840
867
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