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bby_790721 - LEO V THE ARMENIAN and CONSTANTINE Follis

LEO V THE ARMENIAN and CONSTANTINE Follis AU
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Type : Follis
Date: 814-815
Mint name / Town : Syracusa
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 1,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan centré, avec un manque de métal à sept heure. Les deux côtés sont fins et détaillés. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste de Léon V de face, vêtu du loros, tenant une croix potencée ; une étoile dans le champ à droite.
Obverse legend : L-E/O/N.
Obverse translation : (Léon).

Reverse


Reverse legend : C - I.
Reverse description : Buste de Constantin de face, vêtu de la chlamyde, tenant un globe crucigère.
Reverse legend : K-ON.
Reverse translation : (Sicile/ Constantin).

Commentary


Le droit est bien le portrait de Léon V avec le loros qui est une cuirasse ornementée.

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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