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Byzantine Empire, Constantine V and Leo IV, 6 June 751 - 14 September 775 A.D.
In 752, Abd al-Rahman ibn Habib al-Fihri made the first Muslim assault on Sardinia, the beginning of Saracen occupation that lasts until 1005. He also attempted to invade Sicily.
BZ82958. Bronze follis, Anastasi 436; DOC III part 1, 19b.2; Wroth BMC 35; Sommer 23.11; Berk 864; SBCV 1569; Tolstoi -; Ratto -, gVF, Sicily, Syracuse mint, weight 3.337g, maximum diameter 18.7mm, die axis 180o
, obverse ΛE/W/N (on right), Constantine V and Leo IV, each stand facing wearing crown and chlamys and holding akakia, cross between heads; reverse Λ/E/O/N - ∆/E/C/Π, Leo III standing facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, cross potent in right hand; scarce
Catalog current as of Friday, August 23, 2019.
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