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ID number:  BIRBI-LR600
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Carthage 1945 Hoard
Maker:  Leo I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  457-474
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1568. 5th October 1966, from the Carthage 1945 Hoard, number 16.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Leo looking slightly r., wearing cuirass and plumed helmet holding spear behind head in r. hand and shield with a horseman in l. Reverse: Vicotry standing l. holing cross in front, star in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DH LEO PE RPET AVC (Our Lord Leo eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: Δ (4). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  RIC X 605

Notes:  Has been XRF tested as part of 'All That Glitters' project.

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Carthage 1945 Hoard



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