Leo III the "Isaurian", with Constantine V, 717-741. 1/2 Miliaresion (Silver, 16 mm, 0.73 g, 12 h), Constantinopolis. ҺSЧS XRISTЧS ҺICA Cross potent on globe set on three steps. Rev. LЄOҺ / S COҺST/AҺTIҺЄ Є / CΘЄЧ ЬA/SILIS• in five lines. DOC 23. SB 1512A. Of the highest rarity, one of a very few known examples. A well struck and nicely toned example. A few light scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Half Miliaresia of Leo III are among the great rarities in the Byzantine silver series.