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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4505
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Leo III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  717-741
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.39
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 273; bt Glendining 1922.
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Description:  Obverse: bust facing in chlamys, cross crown and short beard, akakia in l. hand, globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: dNO LEON P A MЧL’ (Lord Leo, eternal emperor for many years). Reverse: VICTORIA AVSЧE (Victory of the Emperor). Mint-mark: CONOB, off. E

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AV1c.3
BN none

Notes:  Has been XRF tested as part of the 'All That Glitters...' project.

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