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ID number:  BIRBI-B4428
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Leontios; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  695-698
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  4.47
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1054. Bought A. H. Baldwin November 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Leontios facing, bearded, wearing loros and crossed crown, holding globus cruciger in l. hand and mappa in r. hand. Reverse: cross potent on steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D LEON PE AV (Lord Leontios eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA ...SЧ θΔ (Imperial Victory). Mint Mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC II.2 pl.XL AV1a.3; MIB III Leontius II pl.41 Gold 1.

Notes:  DOC II.2 AV 1h type, with θ control mark on rev. as well as addition of Δ control mark on rev.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Leontios
Byzantine

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