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Michael II (820–21)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1644 (formerly Fogg 1644)
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

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

Obverse

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.

ixahlas

Miχaηl bas(ileus).

Reverse

Blank.

Translation

Miχaηl basileus.

Michael, basileus.

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.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1644 (formerly Fogg 1644)
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

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

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1644 (formerly Fogg 1644)
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

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

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1644 (formerly Fogg 1644)
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

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

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