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Theodosios III, Silver, Solidus, Constantinople, 715-717

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Theodosios III, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross on circlet. Patriarchal cross on globe in right hand, akakia in left hand. There are X’s at the intersections of the patriarchal cross.

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Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

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Exergue

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Obverse

Frontal bust of Theodosios III, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross on circlet. Patriarchal cross on globe in right hand, akakia in left hand. There are X’s at the intersections of the patriarchal cross.

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Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

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Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.1967.27
Ruler Theodosios III
Date of Reign 715–717
Metal Silver
Denomination Solidus
Mint Constantinople
Date 715717
Diameter 18.0 mm
Weight 2.73 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is ceremonial silver struck with solidi dies. The light weight is due to the bad preservation of this specimen. Cf. DOC 2.2:687, no. 4.

MIB 3:281, no. 12 (does not cite this coin, probably because officina is not legible).

C. Morrisson, “Imperial Generosity and Its Monetary Expression: The Rise and Decline of the ‘Largesses.’”

P. A. Yannopoulos, “Le keration byzantin: Poids, monnaie, valeur ou unité de compte?

Acquisition History

Purchased from George Zacos, 21 August 1967