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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4539
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:  Solidus
Place made:  Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  717-741
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  3.96
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1195; bt. Lucarue (?) 4.iv.63 No 338
BIRBI-B4539.jpg

Description:  Obverse: bearded bust of Leo facing wearing chlamys and cross crown, globus cruciger in r. hand and akakia in l., a C in field r. Reverse: beardless bust of Constantine facing wearing chlamys and cross crown, globus cruciger in r. hand and akakia in l., an I in field r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Cno LEoN P A MЧL[…](Lord Leo, eternal emperor for many years). Reverse: CN CoNSτANτINYS (Lord Constantine).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AV44
BN II pl.LXVI SY/AV/03

Notes:  Has been XRF tested as part of the 'All That Glitters...' project.

4 Related People

Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


Leo III
Syrian
685
741-06-18
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantine V
Byzantine
718
775-09-14
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