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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4694
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theophilos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  829-842
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.00
Weight (g):  7.24
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1608. Karageorghiou 1964, from Istanbul c.1959.
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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: M with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: *·θЄ OFIL' bASIL' (Theophilos emperor). Reverse: XXX NNN (corruption from 'year 30'). Control mark: θ.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AE13, BN II Cp/AE/02.

Notes:  Die for obverse appears to have been larger than die for the reverse.

3 Related People

Theophilos
Byzantine
c.812
842
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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