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829-842 Byzantine Theophilus AE Half-Follis (Ch-XF NGC) Constantinople SB-1668


829-842 Byzantine Theophilus AE Half-Follis (Ch-XF NGC) Constantinople SB-1668

  • 829-842 Byzantine Empire AE Half-Follis Coin
  • Issued during the rule of Theophilus (Theophilos), the Emperor of the Byzantine Empire (829-842)
  • Obverse features the emperor holding labarum and globe, facing, with legend "ΘEOFIL BASIL"
  • Reverse depicts four lines of legend "+ΘEOFILEAVS OVSTESV NICAS"
Theophilos was the Byzantine Emperor from 829 until his death in 842. He was the second emperor of the Amorian dynasty and the last emperor to support iconoclasm. Theophilos personally led the armies in his lifelong war against the Arabs, beginning in 831.
  • Minted in Constantinople
  • Struck from bronze
  • Diameter: 21 mm
  • Condition: Graded by NGC Ancients as Choice Extra Fine (Ch-XF)
  • Certification number: 3988883-007
  • Catalog number: SB#1668, DOC III#16c

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JBC 7/31/15