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ID number:  BIRBI-B4429
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Leontios; Constantinople
Denomination:  Semissis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  695-698
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.15
Weight (g):  2.08
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0749. Ex Dumbarton Oaks Duplicates 27th November 1958.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Leontios facing, bearded, wearing loros and crossed crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: elongated globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D LEON PE AV (Lord Leontios eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVSЧ S (Imperial Victory).

Bibliography:  DOC II.2 pl.XL AV3.4; MIB III Leontius II pl.41 Gold 4.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Leontios
Byzantine

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