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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1626
People
Michael VII, Byzantine (r. 1071-1078)
Title
Miliaresion of Michael VII Doukas and Maria of Alania
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
1071-1078 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/164982
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
2.06 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
miliaresion
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: TOVTW and [MIX]AHLambdaKAIMAPIA
  • Reverse Inscription: MIXAHLambda | KAIMAPIA | PiICTOIRA | CILHCPW | MAIWN
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 3.2, 6c (p. 811)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1626
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Cross crosslet above three steps, each arm ending in a pellet and with a pellet at either side below, with X at the central crossing and nearly encircled pellet on the shaft. To l., bust of Michael facing, wearing chlamys with tablion and crown with cross and pendilia; to r., bust of Maria wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with pinnacles and pendilia. Triple linear border.

Rev.: Inscription with illegible upper ornament and -- • -- below. Triple linear border.

reverse die axis 12 o'clock
Publication History

Alfred R. Bellinger, ed., Catalogue of Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection (Washington, D.C, 1992), vol. 3, part 2, 811, cat. 6c.

Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 63/figs. 21a, 21b

Exhibition History

Byzantine Women and Their World, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/25/2002 - 04/28/2003

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