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ID number:  BIRBI-B4683
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theophilos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  829-842
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.43
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0354. Ex J. R. Stewart collection 30th January 1968, no. 119, exchanged with similar specimen of Whitting's bt Spink 1948; this coin from Nicosia 1948. Secondary ticket bears name 'Kalreasides'.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Theophilos bearded facing, wearing chlamys and cross crown, holding patriarchal cross in r. hand and akakia in l. Reverse: busts of deceased Michael II and deceased Constantine, son of Theophilos, wearing chlamys and cross crown, cross floating above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: * θЄOFI LOS bASILЄ' (Theophilos Emperor). Reverse: + MIXAHL S COnSτAnτIn' (Michael and Constantine). Control mark: Θ.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AV3d, BN II Cp/AV/05.

3 Related People

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


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