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ID number:  BIRBI-B4633
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Leo V; Constantine; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  813-820
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.43
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0406; bt. J. C. S. Rashleigh no. 242 January 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Leo facing wearing chlamys and cross crown holding cross potent in r. hand and akakia in l. Reverse: bust of Constantine facing wearing chlamys and cross crown holding globus cruciger in r. hand and akakia in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: · LE On bASILEŠ§' (Leo Emperor). Reverse: CohSτ Ahτ dESP (Constantine Despot). Off. E.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XVII AV2a.1

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Leo V
Armenian

820-12-25
Constantine
Armenian


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