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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1085
People
Leo III, Byzantine (r. 717-720; co-r. 720-741)
Title
Tremissis of Leo III, uncertain mint
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
720-741 CE
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Italy
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/74950
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Electrum
Metal
EL
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
1.34 g
Denomination
tremissis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: deltaNOLEO NPAMYL
  • Reverse Inscription: GNCONST ANTINYSM. Inscr. and most of bust off flan, including the whole of the r. field.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 3.1, 103 (p. 282)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1085
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust bearded, facing, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet, holding in r. hand gl. cr., in l., akakia.

Rev.: As obv., but bust beardless.

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