1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 829 - 842

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One (1) solidus coin, Theophilius

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Byzantine Empire, 829 - 842

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Obverse Image: Portrait bust of Theophilius with short beard, wearing crown and chlamys and holding patriarchal cross and akakia.

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Obverse Text: ΘEOFILOS / bASILE

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Reverse Image: Portrait busts of Michael II with short beard on the left and Constantine (Theophilius' deceased son) beardless on the right, each wearing crown and chlamys; between their heads is a cross.

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Date Made: 829 - 842

Maker: Theophilus Emperor of Byzantium

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Turkey: İstanbul province, IstanbulCity: Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople

See more items in: Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection, Byzantine Coins, Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection


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Credit Line: Estate of Josiah K. Lilly

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.68.159.6095Catalog Number: 68.159.6095Accession Number: 283645

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: gold (overall material)Measurements: overall: .13 cm x 1.98 cm; 1/16 in x 25/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-4581-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1251780

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