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ID number:  BIRBI-B4516
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Leo III; Constantine V; Constantinople?; Syracuse?
Denomination:  Tremissis
Place made:  Istanbul; Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  717-741
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.35
Weight (g):  1.27
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0340; bt Baldwin's May 1949, ex Grantley collection
BIRBI-B4516.jpg

Description:  Obverse: bust facing in chlamys, cross crown and short beard, akakia in l. hand, globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: bust facing in chlamys, cross crown and beardless, akakia in l. hand, cross potent in r. hand, pellet in field l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CNO LCO (Lord Leo). Reverse: C[...] CONSτANτI (Lord Constantine).

Bibliography:  Cf. DOC III.1 18a.2 & AV49

Notes:  Most likely Constantinople due to lack of letters in field; spacing of letters unique to Barber

5 Related People

Constantine V
Byzantine
718
775-09-14
Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Leo III
Syrian
685
741-06-18
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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