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    Leo II and Zeno, Eastern Roman Empire (AD 474). AV solidus (20mm, 4.46 gm, 6h). NGC AU★ 5/5 - 2/5, graffito. Constantinople, February-November AD 474. D N LEO ZE-NO PP AЧG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust (of Zeno?) facing, head slightly right, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield in left decorated with horseman motif / SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Leo II (on left) and Zeno (on right) enthroned facing, each nimbate, diademed and wearing imperial mantle, mappa in right hands; cross above, CONOB in exergue. RIC X 803 note (no officina, no ET in obverse legend and AЧG form). Depeyrot 93/1 var. (no officina).

    From Poulos Family Collection; ex Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection (Heritage Auctions, 3032, 10-12 April 2014), lot 23785; Stack's (New York, 12 January 2009), lot 3038; M & M 52, (19-20 June 1975), lot 815.


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