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ID:     15696
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Leo I
Date Ruled:     A.D. 457-474
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Solidus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     A.D. 462 - 466
Diameter:     20.6 mm
Weight:     4.442 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     D N LEO PE-R PET AVG
Obverse Description:     Pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, spear over shoulder in right, shield on left decorated with horseman
Reverse Legend:     VICTORI-A AVGGG S / CONOB / *
Reverse Description:     Victory half left supporting long jeweled cross
Exergue:     CONOB
Mint Mark:     CONOB / *
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     RIC 605
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=14538