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ID number:  BIRBI-B4832
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Leo VI; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  886-912
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  6.16
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3608. A.H. Baldwin, September 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Leo bearded facing, wearing chlamys with fibula and crown topped with cross, holding akakia in l. hand. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + LЄOИ bAS ILЄVS ROM' (Leo, emperor of the Romans). Reverse: + LЄOh Єh ΘЄO bA/SILЄVS R/OMЄOh (Leo, by God emperor of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 8

Notes:  Overstruck.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Leo VI
Byzantine
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