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Michael III (856–67)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1713 (formerly Fogg 1713)
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Holed and cut.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 49.2.

Obverse

Bust of Christ, bearded, wearing a tunic and himation, blessing with his right hand and holding a book in his left. No visible border.

Reverse

Bust of an emperor, wearing a crown and a loros. No legible epigraphy. No visible border.

Commentary

After Theodora’s fall from power in 856 Michael appears alone, wearing a loros, on the reverse of his gold coinage (DOC 3.1:3.1 [pl. 28]).

The specimen has been assigned to the reign of Michael III because the imperial figure represented is wearing a loros.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1713 (formerly Fogg 1713)
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Holed and cut.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 49.2.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1713 (formerly Fogg 1713)
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Holed and cut.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 49.2.

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