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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4755
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:  Follis
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  842-867
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  3.47
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1561.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Michael bearded facing, wearing loros and cross crown, holding cross potent in r. hand. Reverse: M with cross above and θ beneath.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: mI… (Michael). Reverse: none.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AE12, BN II Sy/AE/01

Notes:  Overstruck on Theophilos Syracuse type with Michael II and Constantine, obverse on reverse.

3 Related People

Michael III
Byzantine
840
867
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


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