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bby_790365 - LEO V THE ARMENIAN and CONSTANTINE Follis

LEO V THE ARMENIAN and CONSTANTINE Follis XF
80.00 €(Approx. 87.20$ | 70.40£)
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Type : Follis
Date: 813-820
Mint name / Town : Syracusa
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,01 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Usure régulière. Revers agréable. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bustes de face de Léon V à gauche et de Constantin à droite, vêtus de la chlamyde ; au mileu, une croisette.

Reverse


Reverse description : Valeur dans le champ, surmonté d’une croisette.
Reverse legend : L.K.

Commentary


La marque au revers correspond à 40 noummia soit deux fois 20.

Historical background


LEO V and CONSTANTINE ARMENIAN

(25/12/813-25/12/820)

Leo V had no time to pursue the Iconoclastic controversy. Following a fierce repression, he was murdered in the St. Sophia Cathedral on Christmas Day with her son Constantine. Leo V had won great victories against the Bulgarians, especially against Krum. Leo V is a contemporary of Charlemagne as his predecessor Michael I was recognized as emperor of the West in 812.

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