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ID number:  BIRBI-B4559
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; Syracuse
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  751-775
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  3.83
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0816.
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Description:  Obverse: busts of Constantine and son Leo facing wearing chlamys and cross crowns, a pellet between heads and cross between and above them. Reverse: bust of Leo III facing wearing loros and cross crown, holding cross potent in right hand

Inscriptions:  Obverse: COVτI (Constantine). Reverse: N L [...]N P A M (Lord Leo, for many years). Off. Θ.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl. V AV15d.2
BN - none

4 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Leo IV
Byzantine
750-01
780-09-08
Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


Constantine V
Byzantine
718
775-09-14
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