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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4519
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:  Miliaresion
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  717-741
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  2.05
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2435; bt Baldwin's 27th March 1954.
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Description:  Obverse: elongated cross potent on three steps inner two borders connected by three circles at the N., E. and W. points. Reverse: inscription in five lines.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IhSЧS XRISτЧS hICA (May Jesus Christ conquer). Reverse: LEOh/S COhSτ/Ah[...]IhEE/C θEЧ bA/SILIS (Leo and Constantine holy Emperors).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AR22a
BN II pl.LXVI AR/02

Notes:  Overstrike - over a post-reform Umayyad dirham

4 Related People

Leo III
Syrian
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741-06-18
Constantine V
Byzantine
718
775-09-14
Constantinople
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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