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ID number:  BIRBI-B4821
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):  2.50
Weight (g):  7.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1076. Spink, January 1949.
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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: + LЄOn S ALЄΞAn6ROS bASIL' ROMЄOn (Leo and Alexander, emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 6

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