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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Empire of Thessalonica| > |Theodore Comnenus-Ducas| > SH11451
Empire of Thessalonica, Theodore Comnenus-Ducas, 1224 - 1230 A.D.
In Hebrew, Michael means "who is like God." Archangel Michael is mentioned three times in the Book of Daniel, once as a "great prince who stands up for the children of your people." The idea that Michael was the advocate of the Jews became so prevalent that in spite of the rabbinical prohibition against appealing to angels as intermediaries between God and his people, Michael came to occupy a certain place in the Jewish liturgy. In the Book of Revelation, Michael leads God's armies and defeats Satan's forces. Christian sanctuaries to Michael appeared in the 4th century, when he was first seen as a healing angel, and then over time as a protector and the leader of the army of God against the forces of evil. By the 6th century, devotions to Archangel Michael were widespread both in the Eastern and Western Churches.
SH11451. Bronze trachy, SBCV 2165, DOC IV 7, gVF+, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, weight 3.036g, maximum diameter 30.5mm, die axis 180o, 1224 - 1230; obverse IC - XC (Greek abbreviation: Jesus Christ), Christ enthroned facing, raising right; reverse Emperor and Archangel Michael, standing facing and holding castle with three towers, Manus Dei above; uncleaned, mint-fresh red copper in recessed areas on reverse; rare; SOLD










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