Obverse legend : + LEON BAS-ILEVS ROM’.
Obverse description : Buste couronné de Léon VI de face, vêtu de la chlamyde, tenant l'akakia de la main gauche.
Obverse translation : (Léon roi des Romains).
Reverse description : Légende en quatre lignes.
Reverse legend : + LEON/ Eh QEO/ bA/ SILEUS R/ OMEON.
Reverse translation : (Léon par la grâce de Dieu, roi des Romains).
LEO VI THE WISE
Leo VI, the second son of Basil, eventually succeeding him in 886. Nicknamed the "Philosopher", he completed the legal work begun by his father he published under the generic term Basilica. These works were written in Greek and used throughout the medieval period. His son, Constantine VII was associated with power in 908 and came to power, minor, in 913, after the death of Alexander VI, brother of Leo VI.