1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 820 - 829

1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 820 - 829

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description (Brief)
One (1) solidus coin, Michael II the Amorian
Byzantine Empire, 820 - 829
Obverse Image: Portrait bust of Michael II facing front with short beard wearing crown and chlamys, holding cross potent and akakia; star in field to left.
Obverse Text: MIXAHL / bASILEUS
Reverse Image: Portrait bust of Theophilius, beardless, wearing a crown and loros and holding a globus cruciger and cruciform scepter.
Reverse Text: THEOFILO / DESP
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
820 - 829
maker
Michael II Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
city
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.13 cm x 2 cm; 1/16 in x 25/32 in
ID Number
NU.68.159.6094
catalog number
68.159.6094
accession number
283645
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
See more items in
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection
Byzantine Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object