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Theodosios III, Silver, Light Miliarense, Constantinople, 715-717

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Theodosios III wearing loros. Globus with patriarchal cross in right hand, akakia in left hand.

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Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI- [ ]E

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

Frontal bust of Theodosios III wearing loros. Globus with patriarchal cross in right hand, akakia in left hand.

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Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI- [ ]E

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.2003.9
Ruler Theodosios III
Date of Reign 715–717
Metal Silver
Denomination Light Miliarense
Mint Constantinople
Date 715717
Diameter 19.0 mm
Weight 2.91 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Ceremonial silver struck with solidi dies. The light weight is probably due to the bad preservation of this specimen, but these coins were hastily produced and their weights are very erratic. 

MIB 3:281, no. 12.

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

Acquisition History

From A. H. Baldwin's Stock, 6 May 2003