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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4431
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Leontios?; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  695-698?
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.40
Weight (g):  3.87
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3494. Bought 1961.
BIRBI-B4431.jpg

Description:  Obverse: bust of Leontios? facing, bearded, wearing loros and plumed headgear, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M denomination mark with possible monogram or cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: …NN… (Year). Off. Γ.

Bibliography:  cf. DOC II.2 pl.XL AE9.

Notes:  Coin overstruck but unclear on what. Based on bust, coin assigned to Leontios, yet object to r. of obv. may be identified as an eagle and the coin then assigned to Philippikos.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Leontios
Byzantine

706
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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