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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4655
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):  1.80
Weight (g):  3.04
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2835.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Leo bearded wearing loros and cross crown holding cross potent or globus cricuger (only cruciform part visible) in r. hand. Reverse: bust of Constantine beardless facing wearing chlamys and cross crown holding globus cruciger in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Λ EON (Leo). Reverse: K ON… (Constantine).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XIX AE16.2

Notes:  Clipped very roughly twice to bottom right and top left of obverse figure.

4 Related People

Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Leo V
Armenian

820-12-25
Constantine
Armenian


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