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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Isaurian Dynasty| > |Michael I| > BZ76934
Byzantine Empire, 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 Byzantine army.
BZ76934. Bronze follis, Anastasi 482; SBCV 1625; DOC III part 1, 10, VF, nice dark green patina, crowded flan cutting off most of legend (as always for the type), earthen encrustations, Syracuse mint, weight 2.692g, maximum diameter 18.1mm, die axis 180o, 25 Aug 811 - 11 Jul 813 A.D.; obverse MIXA, facing bust of Michael I, wearing crown and loros, cross potent in right; reverse ΘEOΦV, facing bust of Theophylactus, wearing chlamys, globus cruciger in right; ex Forum (2009); rare; SOLD


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Byzantine Coins of Michael I