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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4650
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):  1.65
Weight (g):  3.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2854; bt. Glendining 3rd May 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: busts of Leo bearded and Constantine facing wearing 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:  Whitting saw a 'spiral column' between the heads on the obverse and assumed it was part of the pattern that the cross stands on; it is more likely that it is a bar from a Constantinopolitan Isaurian type reverse.

4 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


Constantine
Armenian


Leo V
Armenian

820-12-25
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