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Theodosios III, Copper, Follis, Constantinople, 715/716

 
 

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. No inscription legible.

Symbol

Cross in right field.

Reverse

with cross above, I with above and below in right field, and Γ below.

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. No inscription legible.

Symbol

Cross in right field.

Reverse

with cross above, I with above and below in right field, and Γ below.

Accession number BZC.1969.25.9
Catalogue ID as DOC 2.2:687, no. (5)
Ruler Theodosios III
Date of Reign 715–717
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Constantinople
Date 715/716
Diameter 25.0 mm
Weight 8.76 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Like DOC 2.2:687, no. (5), but the present example shows that that text should be corrected from I to I with  above and below, as correctly indicated by Hahn (MIB 3: Prägetabelle XIII, 13). 

MIB 3:281, no. 13 (citing this coin as DO [n.a.]).

 

Acquisition History

From Henry Weller, 2 July 1969