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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1109
People
Leo IV, Byzantine (r. 775 - 780)
Title
Coin of Leo IV
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
778-780 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/75272
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
5.41 g
Denomination
follis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: No inscr.
  • Reverse Inscription: No inscr. Below line, M. To l., and r. of M, X and N. Beneath, A.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 3.1, 6.3 (p. 333)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1109
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: To l., Leo IV bearded, to r., Constantine VI beardless, seated facing on lyre-backed throne. Each wears chlamys and crown with cross, and rests r. hand in lap. Pellet to l. and r. of throne. Above, cross.

Rev.: On horizontal line, to l., bust of Leo III, to r., bust of Constantine V, each facing, bearded, and wearing loros and crown with cross. Above, cross. Two pellets in fields to l. and r.

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