, Theophilus, 12 May 821 - 20 January 842 A.D.
Most references date this to the joint reign of Michael II and his son Theophilus II (12 May 821 - 2 Oct 829 A.D.) identified it as Theophilus' first issue after Michael's death (2 Oct 829 - 830 A.D.).
Theophilus was an accomplished scholar and highly cultured. Although he admired Arab art and civilization, he was obliged to expend much effort defending his eastern frontier against Mutasim, the Caliph of Baghdad. He died of dysentery.SH83908. Gold , , 1, 15a; 515c; 11; 13; 1646; 30.6; -; -, VF, slightly irregular , 3.794 g, maximum 13.4 mm, 180o, mint, 829 - 830 A.D.; MI-XAHL bA, bearded facing of Michael, wearing and crown with , in right hand; ΘE-OFILO bA, beardless facing of Theophilus, wearing and crown with , in right hand; from the Watcher Collection; very ; $800.00 (€712.00)
, Michael I Rhangabe and Theophylactus, 25 December 811 - 11 July 813 A.D.
After Nicephorus I lost his life fighting in Bulgaria, the wounded and dying co-emperor Stauracius passed the Empire to his brother-in-law Michael. The new emperor called back some of Nicephorus' reforms and recognized the empire of Charlemagne. His regime was toppled when the Bulgar Kahn Krum defeated another army.BZ76934. Bronze
, 482; 1625; , 1, 10, VF, nice dark green , cutting off most of (as always for the ), earthen encrustations, 2.692 g, maximum 18.1 mm, 180o, mint, 25 Aug 811 - 11 Jul 813 A.D.; MIXA, facing of Michael I, wearing crown and , in right; ΘEOΦV, facing of Theophylactus, wearing , in right; ex (2009); ; SOLD
, 477; 1624; , 1, 9, gVF, 2.317 g, maximum 18.4 mm, 180o, mint, MIXA, facing , wearing crown and , in right; MIXA, facing , wearing , in right; nice turquoise , typical ; ; SOLD
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