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ID number:  BIRBI-B4541
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; Rome
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  717-741
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.19
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1626; bt. Baldwin's 3.xi.68
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Description:  Obverse: bearded bust of Leo facing wearing chlamys and cross crown, perhaps holding blundered globus cruciger in r. hand and akakia in l. hand, perhaps cross in field l. Reverse: beardless bust of Constantine facing wearing chlamys and cross crown, perhaps holding blundered globus cruciger in r. hand and akakia in l. hand, * either side of head, perhaps cross in field at l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN OLE P A MЧL (Lord Leo, eternal emperor for many years). Reverse: DNO CONTANTIN (Lord Constantine).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AV91 var.

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