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ID number:  BIRBI-B4741
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):  2.95
Weight (g):  7.31
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3658.
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Description:  Obverse: half-length figure of Theophilos bearded facing, wearing loros and crown with tufa, holding labarum with cross in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. Reverse: legend.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … bASIL' (Theophilos Emperor). Reverse: + θЄO/FILЄ AVS/OVSTЄ SV / hICAS (Theophilos Augustus you conquer).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AE17

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Theophilos
Byzantine
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