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ID number:  BIRBI-B4736
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theophilos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  829-842
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.49
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1338. bt Leu 4th May 1964.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Theophilos bearded facing, wearing loros and cross crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand and cross-topped sceptre in l. Reverse: patriarchal cross on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: * θЄOFI LOS bASILЄ (Theophilos Emperor). Reverse: CVRIЄ bOHθH τO SO ∂OVLO (Lord help your servant). Control mark: *X (600).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AV1c

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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