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Constantine V Copronymus, 25 March 720 - 14 September 775 A.D.

Joint rule as junior emperor with Leo III (his father), 25 March 720 - 18 June 741 A.D.
Joint rule with Leo IV (his son), 6 June 751 - 14 September 775 A.D.
Constantine V was a successful military commander, defeating Bulgarians and Umayyad Muslims. Unfortunately, his iconoclast policies diminished Byzantine influence in the West and he lost Ravenna to the Lombards in 751 A.D.


Byzantine Empire, Constantine V and Leo IV, 6 June 751 - 14 September 775 A.D.

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In 773, the mathematical concept of the number zero was introduced in Baghdad.
BZ82501. Bronze follis, Anastasi 434; DOC III part 1, 19; Wroth BMC 35; Tolstoi 53; Ratto 1757; SBCV 1569; Sommer 23.11, nice VF, weight 3.468 g, maximum diameter 20.0 mm, die axis 180o, Sicily, Syracuse mint, obverse K - ΛE/O/N, Constantine V and Leo IV, each stand facing wearing crown and chlamys and holding akakia, cross between heads; reverse Λ/E/O/N - ∆/E/C/Π, Leo III standing facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, cross potent in right hand; scarce; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Constantine V and Leo IV, 6 June 751 - 14 September 775 A.D.

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Constantine V was a successful military commander, defeating Bulgarians and Umayyad Muslims. Unfortunately his iconoclast policies diminished Byzantine influence in the West and he lost Ravenna to the Lombards in 751 A.D.
BZ67644. Bronze follis, Anastasi 437; DOC III part 1, 19; Wroth BMC 35, Tolstoi 53, Ratto 1757, SBCV 1569, EF, typical tight flan, uneven strike, nice green patina, weight 2.520 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 180o, Syracuse mint, 757 - 14 Sep 775 A.D.; obverse K - ΛE/O/N, Constantine V and Leo IV, each stand facing wearing crown and chlamys and holding akakia, cross between heads; reverse Λ/E/O/N - ∆/E/C/Π, Leo III standing facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, cross potent in right hand; scarce; SOLD


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Constantine V was a successful military commander, defeating Bulgarians and Umayyad Muslims. Unfortunately his iconoclast policies diminished Byzantine influence in the West and he lost Ravenna to the Lombards in 751 A.D.
BZ76313. Bronze follis, Anastasi 434; DOC III part 1, 19; Wroth BMC 35, Tolstoi 53, Ratto 1757, SBCV 1569, VF, well centered on a tight flan cutting off most the inscriptions, green patina, scratches, weight 2.272 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, Syracuse mint, 757 - 14 Sep 775 A.D.; obverse K - ΛE/O/N, Constantine V and Leo IV, each stand facing wearing crown and chlamys and holding akakia, cross between heads; reverse Λ/E/O/N - ∆/E/C/Π, Leo III standing facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, cross potent in right hand; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Constantine V and Leo IV, 6 June 751 - 14 September 775 A.D.

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Constantine V was a successful military commander, defeating Bulgarians and Umayyad Muslims. Unfortunately his iconoclast policies diminished Byzantine influence in the West and he lost Ravenna to the Lombards in 751 A.D.
BZ67638. Bronze follis, Anastasi 434; DOC III part 1, 19; Wroth BMC 35; Tolstoi 53; Ratto 1757; SBCV 1569; Sommer 23.11, aEF, typical tight flan, nice green patina, weight 2.741 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 180o, Syracuse mint, 757 - 14 Sep 775 A.D.; obverse K - ΛE/O/N, Constantine V and Leo IV, each stand facing wearing crown and chlamys and holding akakia, cross between heads; reverse Λ/E/O/N - ∆/E/C/Π, Leo III standing facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, cross potent in right hand; scarce; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Constantine V and Leo IV, 6 June 751 - 14 September 775 A.D.

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In 752, Abd al-Rahman ibn Habib al-Fihri made the first Muslim assault on Sardinia, the beginning of Saracen occupation that lasts until 1005. He also attempted to invade Sicily.
BZ69723. Bronze follis, Anastasi 436; DOC III part 1, 19b.2; Wroth BMC 35; Sommer 23.11; Berk 864; SBCV 1569; Tolstoi -; Ratto -, aVF, tight flan, weight 2.570 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 180o, Syracuse mint, obverse K left, Λ/E/W/N right, Constantine V and Leo IV, each stand facing wearing crown and chlamys and holding akakia, cross between heads; reverse Λ/E/O/N left, ∆/E/C/Π right, Leo III standing facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, cross potent in right hand; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Leo III the Isaurian and Constantine V, 25 March 720 - 18 June 741 A.D.

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BZ11679. Bronze follis, Anastasi 405, SBCV 1531, gVF, weight 2.377 g, maximum diameter 16.4 mm, die axis 180o, Sicily, Syracuse mint, 734 - 735 A.D.; obverse Λ/E/O/N - ∆/E/C/Π, Leo III, bearded, standing facing, wears crown and chlamys, akakia in right hand; reverse K/W/N/S - ∆/E/C/Π, Constantine V, beardless, standing facing, wears crown and chlamys, akakia in right hand; very scarce; SOLD


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Constantine V was a successful military commander, defeating Bulgarians and Umayyad Muslims. Unfortunately his iconoclast policies diminished Byzantine influence in the West and he lost Ravenna to the Lombards in 751 A.D.
BZ76325. Bronze follis, Anastasi 434; DOC III part 1, 19; Wroth BMC 35, Tolstoi 53, Ratto 1757, SBCV 1569, VF, nice nice green patina, usual crowed flan, weight 2.546 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 180o, Syracuse mint, 757 - 14 Sep 775 A.D.; obverse K - ΛE/O/N, Constantine V and Leo IV, each stand facing wearing crown and chlamys and holding akakia, cross between heads; reverse Λ/E/O/N - ∆/E/C/Π, Leo III standing facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, cross potent in right hand; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Constantine V and Leo IV, joint reign 6 June 751 - 14 September 775 A.D.

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Constantine V was a successful military commander, defeating Bulgarians and Umayyad Muslims. Unfortunately his iconoclast policies diminished Byzantine influence in the West and he lost Ravenna to the Lombards in 751 A.D.
BZ11023. Bronze follis, Anastasi 421; DOC III part 1, 18; Morrisson 23/Sy/AE/01; Wroth BMC 34; Tolstoi 50; SBCV 1568; Sommer 23.10; Ratto -, VF, weight 2.486 g, maximum diameter 17.9 mm, die axis 180o, Sicily, Syracuse mint, 6 Jun 751 - 14 Sep 775 A.D.; obverse K/W/N/S - ∆/E/C/Π, Constantine V standing facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, akakia in right hand; reverse Λ/E/O/N - N/E/O/V, Leo IV standing facing, beardless, wearing crown and chlamys, akakia in right hand; ex Colosseum Coin Exchange; very scarce; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Constantine V and Leo IV, joint reign 6 June 751 - 14 September 775 A.D.

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Constantine V was a successful military commander, defeating Bulgarians and Umayyad Muslims. Unfortunately his iconoclast policies diminished Byzantine influence in the West and he lost Ravenna to the Lombards in 751 A.D.
BZ47775. Bronze follis, Anastasi 421; DOC III part 1, 18; Morrisson 23/Sy/AE/01; Wroth BMC 34; Tolstoi 50; SBCV 1568; Sommer 23.10; Ratto -, VF, weight 1.904 g, maximum diameter 16.7 mm, die axis 180o, Sicily, Syracuse mint, 6 Jun 751 - 14 Sep 775 A.D.; obverse K/W/N/S - ∆/E/C/Π, Constantine V standing facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, akakia in right; reverse Λ/E/O/N - N/E/O/V, Leo IV standing facing, beardless, wearing crown and chlamys, akakia in right; very scarce; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Constantine V and Leo IV, joint reign 6 June 751 - 14 September 775 A.D.

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This type is extremely rare in better condition than this coin.
BZ02236. Bronze follis, DOC III part 1, 11; Wroth BMC 23; Morrisson BnF 23/Cp/AE/02; Tolstoi 54; Ratto 1754; SBCV 1556; Sommer 23.5, aVF, excellent for the type, weight 2.020 g, maximum diameter 18.3 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 6 Jun 751 - 769(?) A.D.; obverse facing busts of Constantine V (on left) and Leo IV (on right), both wear crown and chlamys, cross between their heads; reverse facing bust of Leo III with short beard, crown, loros and holding cross potent, cross right, all above horizontal line; below line large M (40 nummi), X - N across fields, A below; very scarce; SOLD




  




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