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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0008
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Leo VI; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  886-912
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  7.80
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8090, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Leo VI with short beard, facing, wearing clamys and crown with cross. On r. shoulder, roundel with central pellet. In l. hand akakia. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +LЄOh bASILЄVSROM… (Leo Emperor of the Romans) Reverse: +LЄOh / Єh ΘЄO bA / SILЄVS R / OMЄOh (Leo, through God, Emperor of the Romans)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.8.14

4 Related People

Leo VI
Byzantine
866
912
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
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