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    Leo III Hexagram

    Leo III. 717-741 AD. Hexagram, 2.67g (6h). Constantinople, 717-720 AD. Obv: DNO LEO - N - P A MUL Bust facing, with short beard, wearing plumed helmet and cuirassed; holding spear and shield. Rx: VICTORIA - AVSYS Cross potent on three steps, CONOB beneath. MIB 23, new officina S=6. Cf. DO 20 and Sear 1511. Extremely beautiful and rare. EF.

    Apparently a flip strike, to judge from the visible fragments of the legends of the original strike, namely VICT on the obverse to the left of DNO LEO of the second strike, and DNO LE on the reverse to the left of VICT of the second strike. Our coin was struck by officina S=6, a new variety: previously this hexagram had only been recorded from officinae Δ=4 and E=5.


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    April, 2011
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