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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4656
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):  2.00
Weight (g):  2.48
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2750.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Leo bearded facing wearing loros Λ in right of field. Reverse: bust of Constantine beardless facing wearing chlamys and cross crown holding globus cruciger in r. hand cross in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …On (Leo). Reverse: C OnS τ (Constantine).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XIX AE18.3, BN II pl.LXXI Sy/AE/10

Notes:  Overstruck: something in right of field on obverse, not clear what it is, letter, X or + maybe? Clipped twice to top left and bottom right of obverse figure.

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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