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ID number:  BIRBI-B4536
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:  Ten nummi
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  717-741
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  3.04
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2392
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Leo facing wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: denomination mark with bust of Constantine, wearing cross crown, atop a plain bar with up-turned ends above, cross in field r., tau-cross in field lower l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: [...] A MЧ[...] (Emperor indeed). Reverse: DN [...]τIANτINUS (Lord Constantine).

Bibliography:  Cf. DOC III.1 AE35

Notes:  Stylised cross/tau is unique to Barber

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