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bby_630135 - LEO VI THE WISE Follis

LEO VI THE WISE Follis AU
250.00 €(Approx. 297.50$ | 215.00£)
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Type : Follis
Date: 886
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,70 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Droit bien venu à la frappe. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + LEON BAS-ILEVS ROM'*.
Obverse description : Léon VI trônant à de face, couronné, vêtu du loros, tenant le labarum de la main droite et 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 léger. Buste allongé de Léon VI. Sur cet exemplaire, l’akakia est bien visible.

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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