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Conflict with the Arabs continued through the reign of Theophilus' reign and Sicily continued to slip from Byzantine control. He died of dysentery in 842 AD.

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Theophilus. 829-842 AD. AV Solidus (4.29 gm). Struck 830-840. Constantinople mint. QEOFI-LOS bASILE' sometimes followed by L, theta or X, crowned bust, holding patriarchal cross and akakia, star to left / +MIXAHL S CONSTANTIn', facing busts of Michael II and Constantine; cross between their heads. DOC III 3b; BN 3-4; SB 1653.Text

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SB 1653cfTheophilus. 829-842 AD. AE test strike. Struck 830-840. Constantinople mint. QEOFI-LOS bASILE' sometimes followed by L, theta or X, crowned bust, holding patriarchal cross and akakia, star to left / +MIXAHL S CONSTANTIn', facing busts of Michael II and Constantine. Test strike of DOC III 3b; BN 3-4; SB 1653.TextImage
SB 1655Theophilus. 829-842 AD. AV Solidus 4.40 gm. Constantinople. Struck 829-830 AD. *QEOFI LOS bASILE', facing bust, wearing crown and loros, holding cross on globe and cruciform sceptre / CVRIE bOHQH TO SO dOVLO*E, patriarchal cross on three steps. DOC III 1a; SB 1655.TextImage
SB 1657Theophilus and Michael III (840-842 AD). AV Solidus. 4.39 gr. Constantinople. cross QEOFI LOSbASILE I theta, crowned bust of Theophilus, with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross and akakia / dot cross MIXAHL DESPOTIS A, crowned bust of Michael II facing, beardless, wearing loros, holding cross on globe and sceptre surmounted by cross. Sear 1657.TextImage
SB 1660Theophilus and Constantine, 830-831 AD. AR Miliaresion, Constantinople mint. 3.24 gr. IhSuS XRISTUS NICA, cross potent on three steps / + QEOFILOS S COnSTAnTINOS dU LU XRISTUS PISTU bASIL’ ROMAIO’ in six lines, triple border. Sear 1660, DOC 9, Ratto 1838.TextImage
Sear 1660vTheophilus and Constantine. (829-842 AD). Silver miliaresion (3.00 gm). Constantinople. IhSUS XRISTUS nICA, cross potent on globe (instead of the normal three steps), triple border / + QEOFILOS S COnSTAnTINOS dU LU XRISTUS PISTU bASIL’ ROMAIO’ in six lines, triple border. Sear Byz. 1660 var: DO 9 var. Unpublished with cross on globe.TextImage
SB 1661Theophilus, 830-831 AD. AR Miliaresion, Constantinople mint. IhSuS XRISTUS NICA, cross potent on three steps / + +QEOFI/LOS dULOS/XRISTUS PIS/TOS EN AVTO/BASILEU RO/MAION in six lines, triple border. Sear 1661, DOC 10,TextImage
SB 1664Theophilus, with Michael III. 829-842 AD. AR Miliaresion (2.15 gm, 12h). Constantinople mint. Struck 840-842 AD. IhSUS XRIS TUS nICA, cross potent on three steps / +QEO FILOS S MI XAHL ECQE' bASILIS RO MAIOn in five lines. DOC III 12; SB 1664.TextImage
SB 1667Theophilus AE Follis. 830-842 AD. Constantinople. ThEOFIL' bASIL' CL, crowned, three-quarter length figure of Theophilus facing, pellets on crown, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe / ThEO-FILE AVG-OVStE SV-nICAS in four lines. SB 1667, DOC 15.TextImage
SB 1668Theophilus AE Follis. 830-842 AD. Constantinople. ThEOFIL' bASIL', crowned, three-quarter length figure of Theophilus facing, pellets on crown, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe; cross in right field / ThEO-FILE AVG-OVStE SV-nICAS in four lines. SB 1668, DOC 16.TextImage
SB 1670Theophilus. 829-842 AD. AV Solidus, Syracuse mint. QEO FILOS, crowned, facing bust with short beard, wearing loros, holding cross potent / QE OFILOS, crowned, facing bust with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe. DOC III 24: Spahr 422; SB 1670.TextImage
SB 1671Theophilus. Sole Reign, 829-830. AV Solidus (3.82 gm). Syracuse mint. star QEOFI-LOS bASIL, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys and holding cross potent / QEOFI-LOS bASIL, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing loros and holding cross on globe. DOC 18; SB 1671.TextImage
SB 1672Theophilus and Constantine (AD 829-842). AV semissis (1.75 gm). Syracuse. QEO-FILOS CE, bust facing of Theophilus with short beard, wearing crown and chlamys, holding patriarchal cross on globe / Coh-STAhTI, facing bust of Constantine with small childlike face, wearing crown and chlamys, holding cross on globe in right hand, dot on each side of cross. BN 5. DO 22. Sear 1672.TextImage
SB 1673Theophilus 829-842 AD. AV Semissis, Syracuse. QEOFILOS, Facing bust of Theophilus in chlamys, holding cross on globe / QEOFILOS, Facing bust of Theophilus in loros, holding cross on globe. (Latin L in both legends) DOC 26b; SB 1673.TextImage
SB 1674Theophilus 829-842 AD. AV Semissis, Syracuse. QEOFILOS, Facing bust of Theophilus in chlamys, holding cross on globe / QEOFILOS, Facing bust of Theophilus in loros, holding cross on globe. (Greek L in both legends) Sear 1674. DO 26c.TextImage
SB 1676Theophilus, 821-842 AD. AV semissis, Syracuse mint, 1.80g. star QEOFILOS b A, crowned bust of Theophilus facing, with short beard, wearing chlamys and holding cross on globe / QEOFILOS b A, crowned bust of Theophilus facing, with short beard, wearing loros and holding cross on globe. DO 19; SB 1676.TextImage
SB 1678Theophilus. 829-842 AD. AV Gold Tremissis (1.26 gm). Struck 831-842 AD. Syracuse mint. QEO-FILOS, crowned bust facing, wearing chlamys and holding cross on globe / QEO-FILOS, crowned bust facing, wearing loros and holding cross potent. DOC 27a; SB 1678.TextImage
SB 1679Theophilus. 829-842 AD. AV Tremissis. Syracuse mint. Struck 829-830 AD. Star QEOFILOS bA, facing bust, wearing crown and chlamys, holding cross on globe / QEOFILOS bA, facing bust, wearing crown and loros, holding cross potent. DOC 20: Spahr 419; SB 1679.TextImage
SB 1680Theophilus with Michael III and Constantine. AE Follis. 829-842 AD. Syracuse. QEOFILOS bAS', crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding cross potent / mIXAHL S CONSt, crowned, facing busts of Michael II, with short beard on left and Constantine, no beard, on right, both wearing chlamys, star between their heads. SB 1680, DOC 29.TextImage
SB 1681Theophilus. AE Follis. Syracuse mint. ThEOFIL bASIL, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe / Large M, XXX to left, cross above, NNN to right, theta below. SB 1681, DOC 30.TextImage
SB 1684Theophilus. 829-842 AD. AV Solidus. Naples mint. Struck 829-830 AD. QEOFI LOS bASILE (usually preceded by star or dash), crowned bust facing, wearing loros, holding cross on globe and cruciform sceptre / CVRIE bOHQH TO SO dOVLO E, patriarchal cross on three steps; star to left and right. SB 1684.TextImage
SB 1685Theophilus, AE Follis, Uncertain provincial mint. ThEOFIL' bASIL', crowned bust facing, wearing loros, tufa with pellets on crown, holding labarum and cross on globe / ThEO-FILE AVG-OVStE SV-nICAS in four lines. SB 1685, DOC 17 (as 1667/1668 but poorer workmanship).TextImage

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