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ID number:  BIRBI-B4545
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constantine V; Leo IV; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  751-775
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1023. Bt Spink June 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: busts of Constantine V and son Leo facing, both wearing chlamys and cross crown, Constantine bearded and Leo beardless, a pellet between heads and cross between and above them. Reverse: bearded bust of Leo III facing wearing loros and cross crown, cross potent in right hand

Inscriptions:  Obverse: COhS-InτIhOSS LEOn·hE·S (Constantine and the new Leo). Reverse: C LEON P A MЧL (Cæsar Leo, for many years)

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl. VIII AV2f
BN II pl. LXVII AV/10

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