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Byzantine Emperor Theodosius III coins

717-718 Little is known about the reign of Theodosius III, other than that he was a tax-gatherer from Atramyttion who reluctantly accepted the purple from the troops in Opsikion revolting against Anastasius II. He obviously had little appetite for government or time for Italian affairs and took the traditional way out by abdicating in 717 to become a monk.

AU Solidus


SB 1487, DOC II 11, MIB III 8 AU Solidus Obv: NThOOSISMLA - Crowned bust facing, wearing loros, holding patriarchal globus and akakia.
Rev: VICTORIAAVI - Cross potent on steps. $4,600 9/19/01. (Constantinople).




SB 1487, DOC II 11, MIB III 8 AU Solidus Obv: NThOOSISMLA - Crowned bust facing, wearing loros, holding patriarchal globus and akakia.
Rev: VICTORIAAVZ - Cross potent on steps. (Constantinople).




SB 1498, DOC II 11, MIB III 8 AU Solidus Obv: dNThEODOSISAVG - Crowned facing bust, wearing loros, holding globus cruciger and akakia.
Rev: VICTORIAVG Exe: L//CONOB - Cross potent on steps.



AU Tremissis


SB 1490, DOC II 4, MIB III 4 AU Tremissis Obv: dNthdOSIYSMYLA - Facing bust, wearing crown with cross on circlet and loros, holding patriarchal cross on globe and akakia.
Rev: VICTORIAGYS - Cross potent on base.



AE Follis


SB 1496, DOC II 9 Follis Obv: Crowned bust, wearing loros, holding globus cruciger and spear over shoulder.
Rev: Large M Exe: /SCL - Monogram above, palms to either side. $1,000 9/19/01.