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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4814
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Leo VI; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  886-912
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  7.28
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 844. Presented by Mr P.D. Whitting, 1952.
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Description:  Obverse: Leo bearded seated on lyre-backed throne, wearing loros and crown topped with cross, holding labarum in r. hand. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + LЄOh bA S IL[…] * (Leo, emperor of the Romans). Reverse: + LЄOh Єh ΘЄO bA/SILЄVS R/OMЄOn (Leo, by God emperor of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 5

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Leo VI
Byzantine
866
912
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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