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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4647
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Leo V; Constantine; Syracuse
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  813-820
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  6.23
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2848; bt. Spink January 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: busts of Leo bearded and Constantine facing wearing chlamys and cross crown cross floating above between heads. Reverse: legend.

Inscriptions:  Reverse: Λ • K (Leo and Constantine)

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XIX AE19b.2, BN II pl.LXI Sy/AE/01

Notes:  Overstruck on either same type (according to Whitting) or (more likely) on Constantinopolitan type of Leo V or Nikephoros I; the remnants of a letter (o?) below Λ on reverse indicate Leo V.

4 Related People

Leo V
Armenian

820-12-25
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantine
Armenian


Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


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