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ID:     721937
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Leo I
Date Ruled:     AD 457-474
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Solidus
Date Struck:     AD 473-474
Weight:     4.47 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     D N LEO PE-RPET AVG
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-RVBLICAE C / CONOB
Reverse Description:     Leo I and Leo II 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 637
Reference2:     Depeyrot 92/1 corr. (rev. legend and officina letter)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF, field marks on obverse, edge mark
Notes:     Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 1937 Rare. From the Marc Poncin Collection.