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ID number:  BIRBI-B4434
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Leontios; Syracuse
Denomination:  20 nummi
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  696-697
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  1.46
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1924. Bought 1950.

Description:  Obverse: bust of Leontios facing, bearded, wearing loros and crown, with cross in r of field. Reverse: K denomination mark.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Obverse: None visible. Reverse: ANNO II (Year 2).

Bibliography:  Unique type - monogram type usually appears with standing figure of emperor, bust type usually appears with different monogram, and neither DOC nor MIB record 20 nummi for Syracuse.

Notes:  Overstruck obv. to rev. Undertype unclear. ...O (Year) and Off. A of rev. undertype visible in bottom l. And r. of obv. Crown of obv. undertype visible bottom of rev.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David

Greek; Roman; Byzantine

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