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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4584
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Leo IV; Constantine VI; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  775-780
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0346. Bt Hall sale Nov 1950 lot 2261; bt Spink March 1918 for £3.10.0.
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Description:  Obverse: Leo IV, bearded, and son Constantine, beardless, standing facing wearing chlamys and cross crowns, a pellet between their heads and a cross above. Reverse: Leo III and Constantine V, both bearded, standing facing wearing loros and cross crowns, a pellet between their heads and a cross above

Inscriptions:  Obverse: LEOn VS SEΓΓOn COnSτAnτInOS O nEO (Leo, son and grandson, [and] the new Constantine). Reverse: LEOn PAD S COnSτAnτInOS PAτhR (Leo the grandfather and Constantine the father).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl. XII AV1b, BN II pl. LXIX Cp/AV/01

Notes:  A T or + has been carved above the heads of Leo III and Constantine V

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Constantine VI
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Constantine V
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Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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