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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4659
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Michael II; Theophilos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  821-829
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.45
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 867; acquired through British Museum.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Michael bearded facing wearing chlamys and cross crown holding cross potent in r. hand and akakia in l. Reverse: bust of Theophilos beardless facing wearing loros and cross crown holding globus cruciger in r. hand and cross-topped sceptre in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: *MIXAHL bASILEЧS (Michael Emperor). Reverse: θEOFI LOdESP'+ (Theophilos Despot). Off. X.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 p395 AV5b

4 Related People

Michael II
Byzantine

829-10-02
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Theophilos
Byzantine
c.812
842
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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