1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 829 - 842

1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 829 - 842

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One (1) solidus coin, Theophilius
Byzantine Empire, 829 - 842
Obverse Image: Portrait bust of Theophilius with short beard, wearing crown and chlamys and holding patriarchal cross and akakia.
Obverse Text: ΘEOFILOS / bASILE
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.
Reverse Text: MIXAHL / S / CONSTANTIN
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
829 - 842
maker
Theophilus Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
city
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.13 cm x 1.98 cm; 1/16 in x 25/32 in
ID Number
NU.68.159.6095
catalog number
68.159.6095
accession number
283645
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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