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ID number:  BIRBI-B4686
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theophilos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Semissis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  829-842
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.65
Weight (g):  2.21
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0355. Bt A. H. Baldwin January 1952.
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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: ...OFI LOS bASILЄ (Theophilos Emperor). Reverse: + MIXAHL S CO... (Michael and Constantine).

Bibliography:  cf. solidi under DOC III.1 AV3, unpublished as a semissis.

Notes:  Coin in semissis format appears to be unique to the Barber collection.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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