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ID number:  BIRBI-B4716
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; 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):  3.74
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3742. bt A. H. Baldwin 1961, from a number found off the coast of Messina (Messina Hoard).
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Theophilos bearded facing, wearing chlamys and cross crown, holding cross potent in r. hand. Reverse: bust of Theophilos bearded facing, wearing loros and cross crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: *θЄOFI LOSbASIL (Theophilos Emperor). Reverse: θЄOFI LOSbASIL (Theophilos Emperor).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AV18

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

4 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


Messina Hoard



Theophilos
Byzantine
c.812
842
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