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Constantine V, Gold, Nomisma, Syracuse, 751-775

 
 

Obverse

Frontal busts of Constantine V, bearded, at left, and Leo IV, beardless, at right, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet. Cross between their heads. Inscription not visible because of clipping.

Reverse

Frontal bust of Leo III, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross on circlet. Cross potent on base held outwards in right hand.

Obverse

Frontal busts of Constantine V, bearded, at left, and Leo IV, beardless, at right, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet. Cross between their heads. Inscription not visible because of clipping.

Reverse

Frontal bust of Leo III, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross on circlet. Cross potent on base held outwards in right hand.

Accession number BZC.2001.1
Catalogue ID as DOC 3.1:308–10, no. 15
Ruler Constantine V
Date of Reign 741–775
Associated Authority Leo III
Leo IV
Metal Gold
Denomination Nomisma
Mint Syracuse
Date 751775
Diameter 13.0 mm
Weight 1.61 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat
Condition Clipped

Acquisition History

Purchased from Mrs. Musya Kazhdan. Found in Cherson and given to Professor Aleksander Kazhdan, according to Mrs. Kazhdan.