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Michael I Rhangabe, 2 October 811 - 11 July 813 A.D.

Joint rule with 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.


Byzantine Empire, Michael I Rhangabe and Theophylactus, 25 December 811 - 11 July 813 A.D.

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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, weight 2.692 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 180o, Syracuse mint, 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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BZ82608. Bronze follis, SBCV 1624; DOC III, part 1, 9, gVF, weight 2.520 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 180o, Syracuse mint, obverse MIXA, facing bust, wearing crown and loros, holding cross potent; reverse MIXA, facing bust, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger; nice green patina, typical tight flan; rare; SOLD


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BZ47776. Bronze follis, Anastasi 477; SBCV 1624; DOC III, part 1, 9, gVF, weight 2.317 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 180o, Syracuse mint, obverse MIXA, facing bust, wearing crown and loros, cross potent in right; reverse MIXA, facing bust, wearing chlamys, globus cruciger in right; nice turquoise patina, typical tight flan; rare; SOLD







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