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ID number:  BIRBI-B4547
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):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0344. Bt Basle sale, Dec 1948, lot 712.
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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 a cross between and above them. Reverse: bearded bust of Leo III facing wearing loros and cross crown, cross potent in right hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: COhSτAhτInOSS Leon on EOS (Constantine and the new Leo). Reverse: C LEoN P A MЧL (Cæsar Leo, for many years). Off. Θ

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl. VIII AV2c.2
BN II pl. LXVII AV/07-8

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