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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4640
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Michael I?; Theophylact?; Michael II?; Theophilos?; Constantinople
Denomination:  Forty nummi
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  811-c. 824
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  3.82
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  No provenance.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Theoph(ylact/ilos) clearly visible wearing loros and cross crown, shoulder of Michael visible wearing chlamys pellet between heads, bodies of Nikephoros and Saurakios or Leo and Constantine wearing chlamys visible, an E next to pellet and Stavrakios/Constantine's neck. Reverse: Top of M and floating cross above visible from both strikes.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XX AE8 (listed as Michael II)

Notes:  Very badly overstruck on Nikephoros I/Leo V follis, chlamyses of Nikephoros and Stavrakios/Leo and Constantine still visible; mysterious E in centre of field.

5 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Michael I
Byzantine

844-01-11
Michael II
Byzantine

829-10-02
Theophylact
Byzantine

849-01-15
Theophilos
Byzantine
c.812
842
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