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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4721
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theophilos; Syracuse
Denomination:  Semissis
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  829-842
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.35
Weight (g):  1.52
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 548. British Museum duplicate June 1956.
BIRBI-B4721.jpg

Description:  Obverse: bust of Theophilos bearded facing, wearing chlamys and cross crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: bust of Theophilos bearded facing, wearing loros and cross crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: OЄ... IΛOS (Theophilos). Reverse: θЄO [I... (Theophilos).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AV19.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Theophilos
Byzantine
c.812
842
Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


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