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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4527
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:  Forty nummi
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  717-741
Place collected:  Turkey
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  3.81
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2809; bt. Baldwin's Aug. 1966, from S. E. Turkey
BIRBI-B4527.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Leo facing, wearing cross crown and chlamys, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: denomination mark with bust of Constantine, holding globus cruciger in r. hand and akakia in l., on faded ornate bar with double pellet at either end above, cross in field at r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse illegible. Reverse: CON CONS τ[...] (Lord Constantine…).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AE31
BN none

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