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ID number:  BIRBI-B4586
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):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.44
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1129. Bt Christie's Jun 1962.
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Description:  Obverse: Leo IV, bearded, and son Constantine, beardless, seated facing wearing chlamys and cross crowns, a cross above and between their heads. 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 S EΓΓ[… ]n COnSτAnτInOS O nEOS (Leo, son and grandson, [and] the new Constantine). Reverse: LEOn PAP COnSτAnτInOS PAτHR (Leo the grandfather, Constantine the son).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl. XII AV2.10, BN II pl. LXIX Cp/AV/05-6

5 Related People

Leo IV
Byzantine
750-01
780-09-08
Constantine VI
Byzantine
771-01-14
797
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantine V
Byzantine
718
775-09-14
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