1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 842 - 867

1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 842 - 867

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One (1) solidus coin, Michael III
Byzantine Empire, 842 - 867
Obverse Image: Portrait bust Christ with cross behind head, He has long hair and a full beard, wears pallium and colobium, and raises right hand in benediction; He holds the Gospels in left hand.
Obverse Text: IhSUS / XRISTOS
Reverse Image: Portrait bust of Michael III, beardless, and Theodora on right, both crowned; the emperor wears chlamys and his mother wears a loros; between their heads is a cross.
Reverse Text: MIXAHL / S / ϴEODORA
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
842 - 867
maker
Michael III Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.12 cm x 1.98 cm; 1/16 in x 25/32 in
ID Number
NU.68.159.5825
catalog number
68.159.5825
accession number
283645
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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