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ID number:  BIRBI-B4819
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Leo VI; Alexander; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  886-912
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  7.94
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1074. Hall Sale, November 1950, ex lot 2326, from Lincoln 1926 (4/6).
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Description:  Obverse: Leo bearded seated l. on double throne with smaller beardless figure of Alexander seated r., both wearing loros and crown topped with cross, labarum held between. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + LЄOn S ALЄΞAh6ROS (Leo and Alexander, emperors of the Romans). Reverse: + LЄOh S ALЄΞAn6ROS bASIL' ROMЄOh (Leo and Alexander, emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 6

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