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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4695
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Theophilos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  829-842
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  6.85
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2949. Ex. Duke of Argyll collection 1953.
BIRBI-B4695.jpg

Description:  Obverse: half-length figure of Theophilos bearded facing, wearing loros and crown with tufa (6 dots), holding labarum with cross and 2 pendants in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. Reverse: legend.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: θЄθFIL' bASIL (Theophilos emperor). +θЄO/FILЄ AVϙ/OVSτЄ SV / nICAS (Theophilos Augustus you conquer).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AE15a.

Notes:  θ instead of O in Theophilos's name on obverse inscription.

3 Related People

Theophilos
Byzantine
c.812
842
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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