1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 911 - 912

1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 911 - 912

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Description (Brief)
One (1) solidus coin, Leo VI the Wise
Byzantine Empire, 911 - 912
Obverse Image: Christ enthroned facing front wearing nimbus cross, pallium and colobium, raising his right hand in benediction and holding the Gospels in his left hand.
Obverse Text: IhS / XRS / REX / REGNANTIUM
Reverse Image: Leo VII stands facing on left beside Constantine VII to his right, each wear a crown, divitision and loros and hold between them a long patriarchal cross; each holds a globus cruciger in his other hand.
Reverse Text: LEON / ET / CONSTANT / AUGG / ROM
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Object Name
date made
911 - 912
period of administration
0976 - 1025
Leo VI Emperor of Byzantium
Constantine VII Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.11 cm x 2.05 cm; 1/32 in x 13/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection
Byzantine Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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