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ID number:  BIRBI-B4700
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):  2.90
Weight (g):  6.85
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5717. bt A. H. Baldwin 28th March 1968, from W. V. R. Baldwin's coins.
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Description:  Obverse: half-length figure of Theophilos bearded facing, wearing loros and crown with tufa (6 dots), holding labarum with cross and 2 pendants in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. Reverse: legend.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ...OFIL' bASILЄ' (Theophilos emperor). +θЄO/...LЄ AVʕ/OVSτЄ SV / nICAS (Theophilos Augustus you conquer).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AE15a, BN II Cp/AE/10.

Notes:  Countermarked on obverse.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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