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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4508
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
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  717-741
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.36
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1729; bt. Christie's 12th November 1968 (Oman coll. 407)
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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: bust facing in chlamys, cross crown and beardless, akakia in l. hand, globus cruciger in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: bNO LEON P. A MЧL (Lord Leo, eternal emperor for many years). Reverse: bN CONS τAIIτINЧS (Lord Constantine). Off. Z (?)

Bibliography:  Cf. DOC III.1 AV3-7 & BN II pl.LXVI AV02-05

Notes:  Traces of double-striking. Z mark unique to Barber

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