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ID number:  BIRBI-B4540
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Leo III; Syracuse
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  717-741
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  3.94
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0336; bt. Baldwin's Jan 1951
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Description:  Obverse: bearded bust of Leo facing wearing chlamys and cross crown, globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: cross potent on three squashed steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: d LEON P[...](Lord Leo, eternal…). Reverse: VICTOR...Ч* (Victory of the Emperor). Mint-mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AV42
BN none

3 Related People

Leo III
Syrian
685
741-06-18
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


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