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ID:     81001202
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Theophilus
Date Ruled:     AD 829-842
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Solidus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 829-830
Weight:     3.89 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     *ΘOFILOSbASIL
Obverse Description:     Crowned half-length facing bust, wearing chlamys, holding cross potent; star at beginning of legend
Reverse Legend:     ΘOFILOS
Reverse Description:     Crowned half-length facing bust, wearing loros, holding globus cruciger
Mint:     Syracuse
Primary Reference:     DOC 18.2
Reference2:     SB 1671
Reference3:     Spahr 415
Reference4:     Anastasi 543bis
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=140748
Grade:     EF, struck on a compact flan, affecting legends.
Notes:     Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 1202 From the D. Alighieri Collection.