Leo VI the Wise (AD 886-912), with Constantine VII. AV sol...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionLeo VI the Wise (AD 886-912), with Constantine VII. AV solidus (20mm, 4.39 gm, 6h). ANACS AU 53. Constantinople, AD 908-912. + IhS XPS RЄX-RЄΣNANTIЧm, full-length figure of Christ, seated facing on throne with curved back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, right hand raised in benediction, book of Gospels in left / LЄOn ЄT COnStAnt´ ΛЧΣΣ´ ROm´, Leo VI (on left) and Constantine VII (on right) standing facing, both crowned and wearing loros and divitision decorated with a cross at end, jointly holding patriarchal cross with globule terminus between them and each with globus cruciger in outer hand. SB 1725. DOC III, Part 1, 2.
Ex Fritz Bodde, private sale with old dealer tag (at 6500 euros).
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