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ID number:  BIRBI-B4515
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; Syracuse?
Denomination:  Tremissis
Place made:  Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  717-741
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.45
Weight (g):  1.31
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0341; bt. Baldwin's January 1952
BIRBI-B4515.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, cross potent in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CN LEON P A MU[...] (Lord Leo, eternal emperor for many years). Reverse: -N C[...]ANτIN[...] (Lord Constantine).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AV48
BN none

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Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
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1903
1988
Constantine V
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Leo III
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685
741-06-18
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