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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4742
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):  1.90
Weight (g):  3.23
Provenance:  Whitting 3649. bt A. H. Baldwin November 1952.
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Description:  Obverse: bust Theophilos bearded facing, wearing chlamys. Reverse: not visible due to brockage.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … S bASI (Theophilos Emperor). Reverse: illegible.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AE30.

Notes:  Overstruck on Michael II and Theophilos obverse on obverse at c.10° - Michael's bust visible overlapping to l. of Theophilos, 'HL' subsiding into Theophilos's head. Reverse completely obscured by brockage of Theophilos obverse and + and θ from Michael II and Theophilos undertype reverse.

3 Related People

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


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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