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 (21mm, 4.43 gm, 6h). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 3/5, graffito, flan flaw. Constantinople, 10th 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 I, Victory standing facing, head left, tall jeweled cross with diagonal crossbar in right hand, fold of skirt in left; star behind, CONOB in exergue. RIC X 605.
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