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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1094
People
Constantine V, Byzantine (r. 720-775)
Title
Coin of Constantine V
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
751-775 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Syracuse (Sicily)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/74951
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
3.96 g
Denomination
solidus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: COGamma-Lambda Lambda [ ]TE
  • Reverse Inscription: ]LambdaMGamma
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 3.1, 15c.1 (p. 309)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1094
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Busts of Constantine, bearded, on l., and Leo IV, mature, on r., facing, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet. Between heads, cross.

Rev.: Bust of Leo III, bearded, facing, wearing loros and crown with cross on circlet, holding in r. hand, outwards, cross potent on base.

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