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Leo III, Copper, Follis, Constantinople, 717-720

 
 

Obverse

Leo III standing, wearing loros and crown. Raised akakia in right hand, transverse cross scepter in left hand. Trace of overstriking at top of coin.

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Reverse

with cross above, |N|N|O in left field, and B below.

Exergue

CON

Obverse

Leo III standing, wearing loros and crown. Raised akakia in right hand, transverse cross scepter in left hand. Trace of overstriking at top of coin.

]NOLEO-NP

Reverse

with cross above, |N|N|O in left field, and B below.

Exergue

CON

Accession number BZC.1974.2
Ruler Leo III
Date of Reign 717–741
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Constantinople
Date 717720
Diameter 22.0 mm
Weight 2.82 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is a follis of Class I bis.

MIB 3:283, no. 24.

P. Grierson, “A New Early Follis Type of Leo III (718),” 76 and plate 4, no. 3.

Acquisition History

From Spink's Numismatic Circular, 26 March 1974