1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 775 - 780

1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 775 - 780

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One (1) solidus coin, Leo IV
Byzantine Empire, 775 - 780
Obverse Image: Facing busts of Leo IV with short beard and Constantine VI beardless to his right, each wearing crown and chlamys; between their heads a pellet and cross above.
Obverse Text: LEON / VS / S / EGGON / CONSTANTINOS
Reverse Image: Portrait busts of Leo III and Constantine V each wearing a short beard, crown, and loros; pellet between their heads and cross above.
Reverse Text: LEON / PAP / CONSTANTIONOS / PATHR
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
775 - 780
maker
Leo IV Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
city
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.11 cm x 2.02 cm; 1/32 in x 25/32 in
ID Number
NU.68.159.6089
catalog number
68.159.6089
accession number
283645
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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