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ID number: BIRBI-B4516
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Lord Grantley
Maker: Leo III; Constantine V; Constantinople?; Syracuse?
Place made: Istanbul; Syracuse
Date made: 717-741
Diameter (cm): 1.35
Weight (g): 1.27
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 0340; bt Baldwin's May 1949, ex Grantley collection
Description: Obverse: bust facing in chlamys, cross crown and short beard, akakia in l. hand, globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: bust facing in chlamys, cross crown and beardless, akakia in l. hand, cross potent in r. hand, pellet in field l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: CNO LCO (Lord Leo). Reverse: C[...] CONSτANτI (Lord Constantine).
Bibliography: Cf. DOC III.1 18a.2 & AV49
Notes: Most likely Constantinople due to lack of letters in field; spacing of letters unique to Barber