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bby_494094 - LEO VI THE WISE Follis

LEO VI THE WISE Follis XF
135.00 €(Approx. 159.30$ | 120.15£)
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Type : Follis
Date: 886
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,33 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Léon VI. Joli revers. Patine vert
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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


Reverse legend : + LEON/ EN QEO/ BA/ SILEVS R/OMEON.
Reverse description : en quatre lignes.
Reverse translation : (Léon par la grâce de Dieu, roi des Romains),.

Commentary


Poids très léger et petit flan, fait plutôt penser à un demi-follis qui n’existe pas sous ce règne.

Historical background


LEO VI THE WISE

(28/08/886-11/05/912)

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.

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