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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4651
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):  1.95
Weight (g):  3.66
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2856; bt. A. H. Baldwin May 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Leo bearded wearing loros, traces of globus cruciger in left of field. Reverse: bust of Constantine beardless facing wearing chlamys and cross crown, cross of globus cruciger in l. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …O* (Leo). Reverse: K ONCT (Constantine). C I for Sicily.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XIX AE17.5, BN II pl.LXXI Sy/AE/08

Notes:  Possible overstiking traces to right of Leo's bust below *, possibly just a die flaw; clipped twice to bottom right and top left of obverse bust.

4 Related People

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


Leo V
Armenian

820-12-25
Constantine
Armenian


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