1 Solidus (Tetarteron Nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1071 - 1078

1 Solidus (Tetarteron Nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 1071 - 1078

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Description (Brief)
One (1) solidus (tetarteron nomisma) coin, Michael VII
Byzantine Empire, 1071 - 1078
Obverse Image: Portrait bust of the Virgin Mary facing front wearing pallium and maphorium; she holds before her the infant Christ who faces nimbate; in left field, MP in right field ϴV.
Obverse Text: ϴKE / ROHϴ
Reverse Image: Facing busts of Michael, bearded wearing loros and Maria on right wearing a jeweled robe with broad collar, both are crowned and hold between them a long cross with ornamentation.
Reverse Text: MIXAHA / S / MAPRIA
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Object Name
date made
1071 - 1078
period of administration
1071 - 1078
head of government
Michael VII Emperor of Byzantium
Michael VII Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
electrum (overall material)
gold (overall material)
overall:.16 cm x 1.88 cm; 1/16 in x 3/4 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection
Byzantine Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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