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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4684
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):  4.44
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 494. Bt A. H. Baldwin March 1955 (exchanged August 1963 with a specimen from Istanbul).
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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 θ (Theophilos Emperor). Reverse: + MIXAHL S COnSτAnτIn' (Michael and Constantine).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AV3d.5, BN II Cp/AV/03.

3 Related People

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


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