DO Seals 6 no. 45.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 52.
Bust of Theophilos, bearded, wearing a crown surmounted with a cross and a loros. He holds a globus cruciger in his right hand and in his left a cross scepter. Circular inscription. Border of dots.
The design and inscription on this seal are identical to those on the obverse of Theophilos’s earliest gold issues (class 1 solidus), dated by Grierson to 829–30/31 (DOC 3.1:1a.2 [pl. 22]).
On the obverse it is not possible to discern the globus in the emperor’s right hand, but one can see the cross surmounting it.
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