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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4730
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theophilos; Syracuse
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  829-842
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  3.17
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3651.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Theophilos bearded facing, wearing chlamys and cross crown, left side of bust obscured by undertype. Reverse: M with cross above, left side of M obscured by undertype.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …LOS bASI (Theophilos emperor). Reverse: … NNN (corruption from 'year 30'). Control mark θ (9).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AE30.

Notes:  Overstruck on Michael II and Theophilos obverse on reverse at 180.

3 Related People

Theophilos
Byzantine
c.812
842
Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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