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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4510
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):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0388; bt. Seaby February 1952
BIRBI-B4510.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: bNO LEON P A MЧL (Lord Leo, eternal emperor for many years) S. Reverse: bN CONS τANτINЧS (Lord Constantine). Off. Θ (?)

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 7f.1
BN II pl.LXVI AV/05

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