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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Isaurian Dynasty| > |Leo III| > BZ72012
Byzantine Empire, Leo III the Isaurian and Constantine V, 25 March 720 - 18 June 741 A.D.
This type varies considerably in size and weight, ranging from c. 27mm and 6 grams down to 15 mm and 1 gram. -- Byzantine Coins and Their Values by David R. Sear
BZ72012. Bronze follis, Wroth BMC 11 (Leo V); DOC III part 1, 39; SBCV 1516; Sommer 21.11; Morrisson BnF - (p. 460); Tolstoi 15 (Leo V); Ratto -, VF, nice green patina, scrapes, 1st officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 5.285g, maximum diameter 23.5mm, die axis 180o, c. 735 - 741 A.D.; obverse LEOn-S C-ONS, busts of Leo III bearded on left and Constantine V beardless facing, each wears crown with cross and chlamys, each holds akakia in right; reverse large M (40 nummi), cross above, X/X/X left, N/N/N right, A below; scarce; SOLD










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