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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4688
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theophilos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Miliaresion
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  829-842
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  3.05
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0229. Exchanged June 1964 for better example from Istanbul (per AHB).
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Description:  Obverse: legend within three dotted circles. Reverse: cross potent on three steps within three dotted circles.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + θЄOFI/LOS dЧLOS / XRISτЧS PIS/τOS Єn AVTO / bASILЄЧS RO/MAIOn (Theophilos servant of Christ in him trusted emperor of the Romans). Reverse: IhSЧS XRIS τЧS nICA (Jesus Christ conquer).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AR10.2, BN II Cp/AR/02.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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