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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-MH0007
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Theophilos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  c.830/1-842
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  6.50
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8089, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Half-length figure facing, bearded, wearing loros and tufa decorated with pellets, holding in r. hand labarum with cross and streamers, in l. hand globus cruciger. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ΘЄOFIL' …ASIL (Theophilos, Emperor) Reverse: + ΘЄO / FILЄAVʕ / OVSTЄSV / hICAS (Theophilos Augustus, you conquer!)

Bibliography:  DOC III.1.15a.12

4 Related People

Theophilos
Byzantine
c.812
842
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Mardin Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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