Theophilus was the son of Emperor Michael II, who raised him to the rank of co-emperor shortly after his own accession. Though his father was a little educated rough soldier, Theophilus was an accomplished scholar and highly cultured. Although he admired Arab art and civilization, he was obliged to expend much effort defending his eastern frontier against Mutasim, the Caliph of Baghdad. He died of dysentery in early 842, leaving his two year old son, Michael III as his successor. Constantinople mint. The front side shows QEOFI-LOS bASILE' sometimes followed by L, theta or X, crowned bust, holding patriarchal cross and akakia, star to left. The reverse depicts Michael II, and Constantine, the deceased father and son of Theophilus, making this coin a touching memorial handed down through time. The real coin is made of gold metal. This pendant is crafted with extra care in 925 Sterling Silver. It 's Handmade in Greece, the diameter size is 2,4 cm(excluding the bails) and weighs approximately 7 g.This pendant is without the chain.