FORVM VF Byzantine Empire Leo VI the Wise AE28 Follis Facing Bust / Inscription

Ancient Coins - FORVM VF Byzantine Empire Leo VI the Wise AE28 Follis Facing Bust / Inscription
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Byzantine Empire, Leo VI the Wise, 6 January 870 - 11 May 912 A.D.
 
BZ87993. Bronze follis, DOC III part 2, 8; Morrisson BnF 35/Cp/AE/14; SBCV 1729; Sommer 34.5; Wroth BMC 8, Ratto 1873, VF, well centered, green patina, porous, minor encrustations, edge cracks, 5.645g, 28.1mm, 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, + LEOn bASILVS ROm, bust facing, with short beard, wearing crown with cross and chlamys, holding akakia in left hand; reverse + LEOn/En ΘEO bA/SILEVS R/OMEOn, inscription in four lines
 
Leo VI was a scholar who had little time for foreign affairs, as a result the empire declined. The Bulgars and Arabs became problematic. He completed the legal system started by Basil. He married four times in the quest for a male heir, putting him in conflict with the church. He was eventually barred from attending St. Sophia.
Price SKU: BZ87993
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