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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4704
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):  2.80
Weight (g):  7.36
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4614. bt Christie 10th December 1963. Previously bt Lincoln 2nd October 1905.
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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. Reverse: legend.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: θЄOFIL' bASIL' (Theophilos emperor). +θЄO/FILЄ AVʕ/OVSτЄ SV / nICAS (Theophilos Augustus you conquer).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AE15a.

Notes:  Double-struck on reverse.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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