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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4729
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theophilos; Syracuse
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  829-842
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.41
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2611.
BIRBI-B4729.jpg

Description:  Obverse: bust of Theophilos bearded facing, wearing loros and cross crown, holding cross potent in r. hand. Reverse: busts of Michael and Constantine facing, wearing chlamidi and cross crowns, star floating above between heads, pellet between heads.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: θЄO FILOS bAS (Theophilos emperor). Reverse: m…nSτ (Michael and Constantine).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AE29.

Notes:  Prominent tag to SSE of obverse and long tag to NNE of obverse.

3 Related People

Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


Theophilos
Byzantine
c.812
842
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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