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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4713
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Messina Hoard
Maker:  Theophilos; Syracuse
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  829-842
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.65
Weight (g):  3.76
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1043. bt A. H. Baldwin 9th September 1961, from the Messina Hoard, number 23.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Theophilos bearded facing, wearing chlamys and cross crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: bust of Theophilos bearded facing, wearing loros and cross crown, holding cross potent in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: θЄO FILOҀ (Theophilos). Reverse: θЄ OF(upside down)ILOҀ (Theophilos).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AV24, BN II Sy/AV01-04

Notes:  Has been XRF tested as part of 'All That Glitters' project.

4 Related People

Messina Hoard



Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


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