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.

ixahlas

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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