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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4588
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:  Miliaresion
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  775-780
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  1.92
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0506.
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Description:  Obverse: cross potent on three steps. Reverse: legend.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: InSuS X[…]τuS nICA (Jesus Christ conquer). Reverse: LE[…] / S COnSτ / AnτInE E/C θEЧ bA/SILIS (Leo and Constantine, emperors in God).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl. XII AR3.4

Notes:  Double-pierced. Whitting thought that this coin was overstruck on an Islamic dirham, which is possible but not at all certain.

5 Related People

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


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