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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1183
People
Theophilus, Byzantine (r. 829 - 842)
Title
Coin of Theophilus
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
830/831-842 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/74972
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
7.83 g
Denomination
follis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: ThetaEOFIL bASIL'. Specifically patterned tufa.
  • Reverse Inscription: +ThetaEO | FILEAVS | OVSTESV | nICAS
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 3.1, 15a.7 (p. 436)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1183
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Half-length figure facing, bearded, wearing loros and tufa decorated with pellets, holding in r. labarum with cross and streamers, in l., gl. cr.

Rev.: Inscription.

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