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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4649
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):  1.90
Weight (g):  3.16
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2853; A. H. Baldwin November 1948.
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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 AE19a, BN II pl.LXXI Sy/AE/01

Notes:  'Traces of overstriking' according to Whitting; possible very faint chlamys lines between heads on obverse and probable remnants of cross (from crown or sceptre) to top left of Λ on reverse.

4 Related People

Constantine
Armenian


Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


Leo V
Armenian

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