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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4718
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theophilos; Syracuse
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  829-842
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  3.84
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 647. bt Glendining 15th May 1957, lot 730. From Dr. H. F. Vassallo collection, Malta.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Theophilos bearded facing, wearing chlamys and cross crown, holding cross potent in r. hand. Reverse: bust of Theophilos bearded facing, wearing loros and cross crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: *θЄOFI LOS bASIL (Theophilos Emperor). Reverse: θЄOFI LOS bASIL (Theophilos Emperor).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AV18.

Notes:  Deep scratch marks on reverse.

3 Related People

Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


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