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Theophilos (829–30/31)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4281 (formerly DO 55.1.4281)
Diameter 23 mm
Previous Editions

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

Obverse

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.

ΘEOF..OSSILE

Θeof[il]os basileu(s).

Reverse

Blank.

Translation

Θeofilos basileus.

Theophilos, basileus.

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.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4281 (formerly DO 55.1.4281)
Diameter 23 mm
Previous Editions

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

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4281 (formerly DO 55.1.4281)
Diameter 23 mm
Previous Editions

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

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