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Byzantine Empire, Theodosius III of Adramyttium, May 715 - 24 July 717
In May 715, after a six-month siege, Theodosius III, a tax-collector from the theme of Opsikion (Anatolia) and his troops took Constantinople. Anastasius II was forced to abdicate the throne and retired to a monastery in Thessaloniki (Macedonia).
SH68160. Bronze follis, Anastasi 389; SBCV 1495; DOC II part 1, 8; Sommer 20.5; Wroth BMC -; Tolstoi -; Ratto -, F, undersize square flan, Syracuse mint, weight 2.586g, maximum diameter 20.7mm, die axis 180o
, summer 715 - 24 Jul 717; obverse bust facing, short beard, wearing crown with cross and loros, globus cruciger in left, akakia in right; reverse large M (40 nummi), monogram above, star below, SCL in exergue; rare
Catalog current as of Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
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