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v31_0717 - LEO VI THE WISE Follis

LEO VI THE WISE Follis XF
MONNAIES 31 (2007)
Starting price : 120.00 €
Estimate : 180.00 €
Realised price : 135.00 €
Number of bids : 2
Maximum bid : 156.00 €
Type : Follis
Date: 886
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,8 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et bien centré des deux côtés, légèrement gondolé. Beau portrait. Inscription bien visible au revers. Patine marron superficielle
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 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).

Commentary


Trace de cassure de coin, perceptible au droit dans le champ à droite.

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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