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ID number:  BIRBI-B4592
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:  Forty nummi
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  775-780
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  4.04
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2832.
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Description:  Obverse: busts of Leo IV and son Constantine facing, wearing chlamys and cross crowns, a cross above and between their heads. Reverse: busts of Leo III and Constantine V facing, wearing loros and cross crowns, a cross above and between their heads, all atop a bar above denomination mark.

Inscriptions:  Reverse: B A (emperors) / X […] (10). Off. A.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl. XII Æ4, BN II pl. LXIX Cp/Æ/01

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Constantine VI
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Leo IV
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775-09-14
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
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