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ID number:  BIRBI-B4548
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Constantine V; Leo IV; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  751-775
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.47
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  No provenance.
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Description:  Obverse: busts of Constantine V and son Leo facing, both wearing chlamys and cross crown, Constantine bearded and Leo beardless, a cross between and above their heads. Reverse: bearded bust of Leo III facing wearing loros and cross crown, cross potent in right hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ConSτAhτIhoSS Leo no hEoS (Constantine and the new Leo). Reverse: C LEoN P A MЧL (Cæsar Leo, for many years). Off. Φ

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl. VIII AV2g
BN none

3 Related People

Constantine V
Byzantine
718
775-09-14
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Leo IV
Byzantine
750-01
780-09-08
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