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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4507
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Leo III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  717-741
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1127; bt. G. Hirsch (Munich) 28th May 1962 (no. 698)
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Description:  Obverse: bust facing in chlamys, cross crown and short beard, akakia in l. hand, globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: cross potent on three steps

Inscriptions:  Obverse: dNO LEON P A MUL (Lord Leo, eternal emperor for many years). Reverse: VICTO[...][...]A AVSЧI (Victory of the Emperor). Mint-mark: CONOB, off. I

Bibliography:  Cf. DOC III.1 AV1

Notes:  I officina mark unique to Barber

3 Related People

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