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ID number: BIRBI-B4542
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Leo III; Constantine V; Rome?; Syracuse?; Constantinople?
Place made: Rome; Syracuse; Istanbul
Date made: 717-741
Diameter (cm): 1.50
Weight (g): 1.91
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 2163; bt. Spink 1942 for £1 0s 0d
Description: Obverse: bearded bust of Leo facing wearing chlamys and cross crown, globus cruciger in r. hand, akakia in l. Reverse: beardless bust of Constantine facing wearing chlamys and cross crown, elongated globus cruciger in r. hand by stem of cross, akakia in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: N LEON P A MU[...] (Lord Leo, eternal emperor for many years). Reverse: CN C O...SτAN (Lord Constantine).
Bibliography: Cf. DOC III.1 AV12-13 or DOC III.1 AV46
Notes: Inscription breaks unique to Barber