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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1281
People
Leo VI, Byzantine (r. 870 - 912)
Title
Coin of Leo VI
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
886-912 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/75527
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
7.58 g
Denomination
follis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: +LEOnbAS ILEVSROM'
  • Reverse Inscription: +LEOn | EnTHetaObA | SILEVSR | OMEOn
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 3.2, 8.16 (p. 519)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1281
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Leo VI with short beard, facing, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. On r. shoulder, roundel with central pellet. In l. hand, akakia.

Rev.: Inscription.

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