Browsing Byzantine Coinage of Leo IV & Constantine VI



775-780 AD. Slightly more religiously moderate than his father, Leo IV the Khazar died after five years and was succeeded by his wife, Irene and their son, Constantine VI.

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SB 1583
Leo IV and Constantine VI. 776-780 AD. AV Solidus. Constantinople. LEON VS EGGON CONSTANTINOS O NEOS (sometimes followed by Q), crowned facing busts of Leo IV and Constantine VI, each wearing chlamys, dot between their heads, cross above / LEON PAPS CONSTANTINOS PATHR (sometimes followed by Q), crowned facing busts of Leo III and Constantine V, each wearing loros, dot between their heads, cross above. SB 1583; DOC III 1b.Text

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SB 1584Leo IV and Constantine VI. 776-780 AD. AV Solidus. Constantinople. LEON VS EGGON CONSTANTINOS O NEOS (sometimes followed by Q), Leo IV, on left and Constantine VI on right, seated facing on double throne, each wearing crown and chlamys, cross between their heads, sometimes with dot in left field and dot B in right field / LEON PAPS CONSTANTINOS PATHR (sometimes followed by Q), crowned facing busts of Leo III and Constantine V, each wearing loros, dot between their heads, cross above. SB 1584; DOC 2.TextImage
SB 1585Leo IV and Constantine VI. 776-780 AD. AR Miliaresion. Constantinople mint. IhSUS XRISTUS NICA, cross potent on three steps / LEON-S CONST-ANTE E-C-QEU BA-SILIS, legend in five lines within triple border. DOC 3; SB 1585.TextImage
SB 1586Leo IV and Constantine VI. 776-780 AD. AE Follis. Constantinople. No legend, crowned busts facing of Leo IV unbearded, on left, and Constantine, bearded on right, each wearing chlamys, cross between their heads / crowned busts of Leo III on left, and Constantine V on right, both with short beard and both wearing loros; cross between their heads, B to left, A to right, all above a horizontal line; beneath them a large M, X to left, N to right, A below. SB 1586, DOC 4.TextImage
SB 1587Leo IV and Constantine VI. 776-780 AD. AE Follis. Constantinople. No legend, Leo IV unbearded, on left, and Constantine, bearded on right, both seated facing on double throne, each wearing chlamys, cross between their heads / crowned busts of Leo III on left, and Constantine V on right, both with short beard and both wearing loros; cross between their heads, three dots to left, three dots to right, all above a horizontal line; beneath them a large M, X to left, N to right, A below. SB 1587, DOC 6.TextImage

SB 1590
Leo IV and Constantine VI. 776-780 AD. AE Follis. Syracuse. No legend, Leo IV on left, and Constantine on right, both seated facing on double throne, each wearing crowned and wearing chlamys, cross between their heads / crowned facing busts of Leo III on left, and Constantine V on right, both with short beard and both wearing loros; cross between their heads, three dots to left, three dots to right, all above a horizontal line; CIK below. SB 1590, DOC 8.Text

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