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ID number:  BIRBI-B4740
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theophilos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Unknown
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  829-842
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  6.30
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4985. bt A. H. Baldwin 21st August 1965.
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Description:  Obverse: half-length figure of Theophilos bearded facing, wearing loros and crown with tufa (4 dots), holding labarum with cross in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. Reverse: legend.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …ЄOFIV bAS… (Theophilos Emperor). Reverse: …ЄO/FILЄ VS/OV…/VTЄ SV / MIAS (Theophilos Augustus you conquer).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AE17

Notes:  Reverse double struck.

2 Related People

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