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bby_736152 - LEO III and CONSTANTINE V Solidus

LEO III and CONSTANTINE V Solidus AU
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Price : 750.00 €
Type : Solidus
Date: 737-741
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1.000 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,40 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan centré des deux côtés. Très jolis bustes, finement détaillés. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N LEO-N PAMYL.
Obverse description : Buste couronné de Léon III, vêtu de la chlamyde, tenant le globe crucigère de la main droite.
Obverse translation : (Notre seigneur Léon).

Reverse


Reverse legend : D N CONS-TANTINYS..
Reverse description : Buste couronné de Constantin V, vêtu de la chlamyde, tenant le globe crucigère de la main droite.
Reverse translation : (Notre seigneur Constantin).

Commentary


Solidus de la dernière phase du monnayage de Léon III où Constantin V a les traits d’un adulte.

Historical background


LEO III and CONSTANTINE V

(25/03/720-18/06/741)

Leo III, a peasant from Syria, became august 25 March 717. He threw Theodosius III on July 24 of the same year. He pushed successfully Arabs who came to besiege Constantinople (717-718). Leo III the Isaurian known, founded the dynasty to rule a century the Byzantine Empire. His son, Constantine V, was associated to the throne from 720. The Arab enemy was content and Europe was saved. He allied himself with the Bulgarians and Khazars. In 733, Constantine V, married the daughter of the Khazar khan. Leo III, before dying won a great victory over the Muslims in 740 Acroinon. But the Iconoclastic controversy that began his reign in 726 would undermine the ideological structures of the Byzantine Empire.

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