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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4732
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):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3652.
BIRBI-B4732.jpg

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

Inscriptions:  Obverse: θЄOFI … (Theophilos emperor). Reverse: XXX …NN (corruption from 'year 30'). Control mark: θ (9).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AE30.

Notes:  Overstruck on Michael II and Theophilos obverse on obverse at 90° - tops of crowns and 'HL' visible in obverse field r., and base of M and θ visible in top r. of reverse field.

3 Related People

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


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