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ID number:  BIRBI-B4553
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:  Forty nummi
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  751-775
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  2.27
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2824. Bt Glendining 3.v.51 lots 110/112.
BIRBI-B4553.jpg

Description:  Obverse: busts of Constantine and son Leo facing, wearing chlamys and cross crown with a cross floating between their heads. Reverse: bust of Leo III facing, atop bar with two pellets side-by-side either end, wearing loros and crown and holding cross potent in right hand, a cross in field r.; below bar, denomination mark dividing date.

Inscriptions:  Reverse: X / N (Year 10). Off A.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl. IX Æ11
BN II pl. LXVII Æ/03

4 Related People

Constantine V
Byzantine
718
775-09-14
Leo IV
Byzantine
750-01
780-09-08
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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