Byzantine bronze follis, Constantine V, 751-75

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Byzantine bronze follis, Constantine V, 751-75

This bronze follis is from the Byzantine Empire, minted at Syracuse during the reign of Constantine V (741-75) at some point between 751 and 775. The obverse shows Constantine on the left, bearded, wearing a chlamys and a crown with a cross and holding an akakia. To the right is his son Leo, beardless, also wearing a chlamys and a crown with a cross, and holding an akakia. The reverse shows Constantine's father Leo III, bearded, wearing a chlamys and a crown with a cross, and holding a cross. Around him are the letters 'LEON D'.


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