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bby_608449 - LEO V THE ARMENIAN and CONSTANTINE Follis

LEO V THE ARMENIAN and CONSTANTINE Follis AU
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Type : Follis
Date: 813-820
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,40 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Beaux portraits de style fin bien venus à la frappe. Revers de style fin. Jolie patine vert foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : LEON S CONS.
Obverse description : Bustes de Léon V et de Constantin V de face couronnés, vêtus de la chlamyde.
Obverse translation : (Léon et Constantin).

Reverse


Reverse legend : X/X/X - N/N/N/ A.
Reverse description : Grande M surmontée d’une croisette.

Commentary


Ce type associant le père et le fils est frappé entre 813 et 820.

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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