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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4435
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Leontios; Syracuse
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  695-698
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  4.08
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0325. Hall Sale November 1950.
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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, with ·:· to l. and I to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D LEON A ρ (backward) (Lord Leontios eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA ЧSЧ θ (Imperial Victory). Mint Mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC II.2 pl.XL AV13.1; MIB III Leontius pl.41 Gold 9.

3 Related People

Leontios
Byzantine

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


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