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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0599
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Leo I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  462-466
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0268. B. A. Seaby, 1948.
BIRBI-LR0599.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Leo I, helmeted, pearl-diademed, cuirassed, facing 3/4 r., holding spear in r. hand behind head and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: Victory, winged, draped, standing l., supporting long jeweled cross; star in r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N LEO PE RPET AVC (Our lord Leo eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: I (10).

Bibliography:  RIC X 605

Notes:  Die flaw on obverse, left, at border.

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
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Leo I
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Constantinople
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