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Michael, formerly a humble soldier suffered the loss of Crete to the Muslims before they began their conquest of Sicily. Michael was one of the few Byzantine emperors to die peacefully in his bed.

SB 1639Michael II, 820-829 AD. AV Solidus. 4.40 gr. Constantinople. MIX AHL bASILEs, facing bust of Michael, with short beard, wearing crown and chlamys, holding cross potent and akakia; star to left / MIXAH L bASILEus (followed by E or X), facing bust of Michael, wearing loros, holding cross on globe and cross-tipped sceptre. DOC 1; FF 1.A; Sear 1639.TextImage
SB 1640Michael II, with Theophilus. A.D. 820-829. AV solidus (20 mm, 4.38 g). Constantinople. MIXAHL bASILEUS (or bASILEU or bASILE), Michael II, 820-829 AD. AV Solidus. 4.40 gr. Constantinople. MIX AHL bASILEs, facing bust of Michael, with short beard, wearing crown and chlamys, holding cross potent and akakia; star to left / QEOFILO DESP (sometimes with cross before and ending with B, E or X), crowned facing bust of Theophilus, holding cross on globe and cross-tipped sceptre. DOC 5b; SB 1640.TextImage
SB 1641Michael II and Theophilus. 820-829. AR Miliaresion (2.06 gm). Constantinople mint. Cross potent on steps, triple border / +MIXA/HLS/QEOFI/LE ECQEU/bASILIS RO/MAION in five lines, triple border. DOC 6; SB 1641.TextImage
SB 1642Michael II and Theophilus, AE Follis, 820-829 AD, Constantinople. mIXAHL S ThEOFILOS, Michael, with crown and chlamys, short beard, on left and Theophilus, with crown and loros, no beard, on right, busts facing, cross between their heads / Large M, XXX to left, cross above, NNN to right, theta below. SB 1642, DOC 9-11.TextImage
SB 1645Michael II and Theophilus. 820-829 AD. AV Solidus, Syracuse. MIXAHL b (or similar), crowned, bearded facing bust of Michael, wearing loros, holding cross potent / QEOFILOS or QEOFILOS b (or similar), crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe. DOC III 14; SB 1645.TextImage
SB 1646Michael II and Theophilus, AV Solidus, Syracuse 821-829, AV 3.91 g. MI–XAHL, crowned bust of Michael facing, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe / QEO–FIL, crowned bust of beardless Theophilus facing, wearing loros, holding cross potent. DO 15b. Sear 1646. Spahr 407 (Theofilus).TextImage
SB 1647 varMichael II and Theophilus. 820-829. AV Semissis (1.88 g, 6h). Syracuse mint. MIXAHL b (or bA), crowned, facing bust of Michael II, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe / QEOFILO bE (or similar), crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing chlamys, holding cross potent on globus; cross to right. Unlisted with cross in right field. DOC 16 var. Spahr 388 var; SB 1647 var.TextImage
SB 1650Michael II and Theophilus. (821-829). AV Tremissis, 1.87 g. Syracuse. MIXAHL bA, crowned bust of Michael facing, crown surmounted by jewel, wearing chlamys and holding cross on globe / QEOFIL b, crowned bust of Theophilus facing, crown surmounted by cross, wearing chlamys and holding cross potent; cross in right field. Spahr 393; Sear 1650.TextImage
SB 1651Michael II and Theophilus. (821-829). AV Tremissis, 1.87 g. Syracuse. MIXAHL or MIXAHL b, crowned bust of Michael facing, crown surmounted by jewel, wearing chlamys and holding cross on globe / QEOFIL or QEOFILO (or similar), crowned bust of Theophilus facing, crown surmounted by cross, wearing loros and holding cross potent. DO 20; Sear 1651.TextImage
SB 1652Michael II and Theophilus, AE Follis, Syracuse. 820-829 AD. mIXAHL S ThOE, Michael, wearing crown and chlamys with short beard on the left and Theophilus, wearing crown and loros, no beard, on the right, busts facing / Large M, cross above, theta below. SB 1652, DOC 21.TextImage

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