Leo I the Great, Eastern Roman Empire (AD 457-474). AV sol...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionLeo I the Great, Eastern Roman Empire (AD 457-474). AV solidus (20mm, 4.46 gm, 6h). NGC AU 5/5 - 5/5. Constantinople, 2nd officina, ca. AD 462-466. D N LEO PE-RPET AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust of Leo I facing, head slightly right, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield decorated with horseman motif in left / VICTORI-A AVGGG B, Victory standing facing, head left, tall jeweled cross with diagonal crossbar in right hand, fold of stola in left; star behind, CONOB in exergue. RIC X 605.
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