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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4509
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):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0339
BIRBI-B4509.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, globus cruciger in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: dNO LEON P A MUL (Lord Leo, eternal emperor for many years). Reverse: ϽN CONSτ ANτINЧS (Lord Constantine). Off. M (?)

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AV4.f
BN II pl.LXVI AV/02

Notes:  Has been XRF tested as part of the 'All That Glitters...' project.

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