Theophilos (829–30/31)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4281 (formerly DO 55.1.4281)

Previous Editions

DO Seals 6 no. 45.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 52.

Details

Diameter:
23 mm
Weight:
15.86 g

Obverse

Theophilos (829–30/31)

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.

Theophilos (829–30/31)

Θeof[il]os basileu(s).

Reverse

Theophilos (829–30/31)

Blank.

Translation

Θeofilos basileus.

Theophilos, basileus.

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Commentary

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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