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E-auction 76-37512 - MICHAEL II and THEOPHILOS Follis

MICHAEL II and THEOPHILOS Follis XF
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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 58 €
Maximum bid : 58 €
End of the sale : 29 September 2014 16:20:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Follis
Date: 821-829
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,14 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Beau buste de Théophile à l’usure régulière. Patine verte légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : QEOFIL - BASIL.
Obverse description : Buste barbu et couronné de Théophile de face, coiffé de la tufa, vêtu du loros et tenant le labarum de la main droite et de la gauche, un globe crucigère .
Obverse translation : (Théophile roi).

Reverse


Reverse legend : +QEO/ FILE AVG/ OVSTE SV/ NICAS.
Reverse description : Légende en quatre lignes.
Reverse translation : (Théophile auguste proclame sa victoire).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Au droit, le labarum est orné d’une croisette. Le loros est richement ornementé ainsi que la tufa.

Historical background


MICHEL II and THÉOPHILE

(12/05/821-2/10/829)

Michel, like Justin three hundred years earlier, is a lowly soldier. He joins his son Theophilus from the beginning of his reign, on May 12 or June 1 821 822.

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