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ID:     721940
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Leo II
Date Ruled:     AD 474
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Solidus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 474
Weight:     4.45 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     D N LEO ZE-NO P P AVC
Obverse Description:     Pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield; diadem ribbons to left
Reverse Legend:     SALVS REI-PVBLICAE / CONOB
Reverse Description:     Leo II and Zeno enthroned facing, each nimbate, wearing consular robes, and holding mappa; cross between, star above; CONOB
Exergue:     CONOB
Mint Mark:     CONOB
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     RIC X 803 note
Reference2:     Depeyrot 93/1 var. (no officina)
Reference3:     MÜnzen und Medaillen 52, lot 815 (same dies)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF
Notes:     Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 1940 Overstruck. From the Marc Poncin Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 66 (19 May 2004), lot 1660.