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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 2187. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PAPAL-CAROLINGIAN ROME. POPE ST. LEO IV (847-855) and LOTHAR (840-855). AR Denaro (1.32 gm). Struck circa 847-855. +•SCS PETRVS around LO PA monogram / +HLOTHARIVS around IMP monogram. MEC 1042; Berman 13; Muntoni I pg. 7, 3; Serafini IV pg. 8, 3; CNI XV pg. 72, 1. (all as Leo VIII). Toned, good VF. ($750)

Leo IV's pontificate was chiefly distinguished by the good relations he maintained with the western emperor Lothar and the building of the "Leonine City" in order to protect the Vatican area from Saracen attacks.