Michael II (820–21)

Accession Number:
BZS.1951.31.5.1644 (formerly Fogg 1644)

Previous Editions

DO Seals 6 no. 43.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 50a.

Details

Diameter:
26 mm
Field:
17 mm
Weight:
11.46 g
Condition:
Corroded.

Obverse

Michael II (820–21)

Bust of Michael II, wearing a crown surmounted by a cross and a chlamys, and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand. Details of his left hand unclear. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

Michael II (820–21)

Miχaηl bas(ileus).

Reverse

Michael II (820–21)

Blank.

Translation

Miχaηl basileus.

Michael, basileus.

Audio

Commentary

Michael II, who ruled from 25 December 820 until 2 October 829, took his son Theophilos as a colleague in May of 821. This seal therefore dates to the opening months of his reign.

 

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