Browsing Byzantine Coinage of Constantine V & Leo IV


Ruled June 741-Sept 775, co-ruled with Leo IV from June 751. The last years of his rule were marked by his violent persecution of the monastic world and those who worshipped images (iconodules).

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SB 1550Constantine V. 741-775 AD. AV Solidus. Constantinople. G N CONSTANTINU (sometimes followed by NC or QC), crowned bust facing, with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding cross potent and akakia / G LE-ON PA MUL (or MULT) sometimes followed by H, Q or I, crowned bust facing of Leo IV, with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding cross potent and akakia. DOC 1c; BN 5; SB 1550.TextImage

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Constantine V and Leo IV. 751-775 AD. AV Solidus, Constantinople mint. CONSTANTINOS S LEON O NEOS, crowned facing busts of Constantine, with short beard, on left and Leo IV, unbearded, on right; each wearing crown and chlamys; dot between heads, cross above / G LE ON PA MU or MUL (sometimes followed by Q, F, A or B), crowned facing bust of Leo III, wearing loros and holding cross potent. DOC III 2c; BN 6-10; SB 1551.Text

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SB 1553Constantine V and Leo IV. 751-775 AD. AV Semissis, Constantinople mint. COnSTAnTInOS S LEOn O n dot, facing busts of Constantine, bearded, and Leo, beardless, both wearing crown with cross and chlamys / C LEOn PA MUL or MULT, facing bust of Leo III, wearing crown with cross in circlet and loros, holding cross potent on globe. DOC 4; SB 1553.TextImage
SB 1555Constantine V, AE follis, Constantinople, AD 741-775. 18mm, 3.51 g. DN CONSTANTIN, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe and akakia / Large M, XXX in left field, cross above, NNN in right field, officina letter A below. Sear Byz 1555, DOC 6.TextImage
SB 1556Constantine V and Leo IV. 751-775 AD. AE Follis, Constantinople mint. No legend, facing busts of Constantine, with short beard, on left, and Leo, beardless, on right, both wearing crown and chlamys, cross between their heads / Bust facing of Leo III, with short beard, crowned and wearing loros, facing, holding cross potent, cross to right, all above horizontal line with globes at each end above a large M with X to left and N to right, A below; cross in right field. SB 1556, DOC 11.TextImage
SB 1565Constantine V and Leo IV. 751-775 AD. AV Solidus. Syracuse mint. COn n dot L O, crowned, facing busts of Constantine, bearded, and Leo IV, beardless, each wearing chlamys; cross above / COnO L ON P A M, crowned facing bust of Leo III, with short beard, wearing loros and holding cross potent. DOC 15; Anastasi 425f; SB 1565.TextImage
SB 1567Constantine V and Leo IV. 751-775 AD. AV Tremissis. Syracuse mint. CONSTAN, Constantine V bust facing with short beard, wearing crown and chlamys and holding cross potent / DN LEON P A M (or similar) facing bust of Leo III with short beard, wearing crown and chlamys and holding cross potent on base. DOC 17; SB 1567.TextImage
SB 1568Constantine V and Leo IV. 751-775 AD. AE Follis. Syracuse mint. KWNS to left, DECP to right of Constantine V, crowned and wearing chlamys, bearded, standing facing, holding akakia / LEON NEOV downwards to left and right of Leo IV, standing facing, unbearded, wearing crown and chlamys. SB 1568, DOC 18.TextImage
SB 1569Constantine V and Leo IV. 751-775 AD. AE Follis. Syracuse mint. K-LEWN to right and left of Constantine V, bearded on left, and Leo IV, beardless on right, standing facing (usually three-quarter length), each wearing crown and chlamys and holding akakia in arm across their chests; cross between their heads / LEON-DECP downwards to left and right, Leo III, bearded, half-length, standing facing, wearing crown and chlamys and holding cross potent. SB 1569, DOC 19.Text
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SB 1569AConstantine V and Leo IV. 751-775 AD. AE Half Follis. Syracuse mint. No legend, Facing busts of Constantine V, bearded on left, and Leo IV, beardless on right, NKA beneath thick exergual line / no legend, facing bust of Leo III, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys and holding cross potent, L beneath thick exergual line. SB 1569A, DOC 20.TextImage
SB 1570Constantine V and Leo IV. 751-775 AD. Solidus, usually of debased metal, even bronze. Rome mint. DNO CON-TANTIN, crowned facing bust of Constatine V, holding cross on globe and akakia / DNO LE A MUL, crowned facing bust of Leo III, holding cross on globe and akakia; a variety of combinations of letters, sometimes a star, to left and right. DOC 35; SB 1570.TextImage
SB 1579Constantine V and Pope Zacharias. 751-775 AD. AR Eighth of Siliqua. Rome mint. No legend, unbearded, facing bust of Constantine V, wearing crown and chlamys, cross to left / R on cross on inverted crescent type monogram (Sear type 37); Z (for Zacharias) at upper left. SB 1579.TextImage
Spahr 328Constantine V & Leo IV (741-775 AD) AV Solidus. Syracuse mint, ca 751-775 AD. Facing busts of Constantine V on left & Leo IV on right, in crown & chlamys, jeweled long cross between them / facing bust of Leo III, with short beard, in crown & loros, & holding cross potent. DO . Sear . Berk . TextFull Size
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