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ID number:  BIRBI-B4567
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:  Forty nummi
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  751-775
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  2.74
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4754.
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Description:  Obverse: Constantine V and son Leo standing facing dividing legend, wearing chlamys and holding akakia in right hands, a cross between their heads. Reverse: Leo standing facing dividing legend, wearing chlamys and holding cross potent in right hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: […] / Λ ϵ ω N (… Leo). Reverse: Λ ϵ O N / Δ E C Π (Despot Leo).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl. X Æ19, BN II pl. LXVII Sy/Æ/07 or 11

4 Related People

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


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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