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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0624
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Leo II; Zeno; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  474
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 427. Glendining 23rd June 1953.
BIRBI-LR0624.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Leo II or Zeno, helmeted, pearl-diademed, cuirassed, facing 3/4 r., holding spear in r. hand behind head and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: Leo II and Zeno, nimbate, draped, enthroned, facing, each holding mappa in r. hand; star above; cross behind.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N LEO Eτ (retrograde Z) ENO PP AVC (Our lords Leo and Zeno, eternal Augusti). Reverse: SALVS REI PYBLICAE (salvation of the republic). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  RIC X 804

Notes:  Recut obverse die.

4 Related People

Zeno
Isaurian

491
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Leo II
Roman
c.467
474
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