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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4587
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):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.47
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0345. Bt A. H. Baldwin Jun 1949.
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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 cross above

Inscriptions:  Obverse: LEOn VS SE[…]n SτAnτIOS nEON (Leo, son and grandson, [and] the new Constantine). Reverse: LEOn PAD COnSτAnτInOS IAτ[…]R (Leo the grandfather, Constantine the father).

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

5 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Leo IV
Byzantine
750-01
780-09-08
Constantine V
Byzantine
718
775-09-14
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantine VI
Byzantine
771-01-14
797
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