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    Leo II and Zeno, Eastern Roman Emperors (AD 474). AV solidus (21mm, 4.51 gm, 6h).  Constantinople, February-November AD 474. D N LEO ET Z-ENO P P AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed facing bust (of Zeno?), head slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and on left arm shield decorated with horseman motif /  SALVS REI ? PVBLICAE Z, Leo II and Zeno enthroned facing, each nimbate, diademed and wearing imperial mantle, each holding mappa, † above, CONOB in exergue. RIC X, 803. Depeyrot 98/1. Slight doubling of reverse legend, otherwise well struck and lustrous, certainly one of the finest known specimens of this rare issue. NGC (photo-certificate) MS 4/5 - 5/5.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex Spink (London, 10 October 1990), lot 220; M & M List 500 (June 1987), no. 120. 

    All Roman gold coins from the Dimitriadis Collection have been issued a photo-certificate by NGC. These may be sent in for encapsulation after the auction at the request of the buyer, free of charge. Please e-mail SamS@HA.com if you would like to utilize this option.


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