457-474AD Leo I AV Solidus MS

Leo I, Eastern Roman Emperor (AD 457-474). AV solidus (21mm, 4.49 gm, 6h). NGC Choice MS 4/5 - 5/5. Constantinople. Constantinople, 2nd officina, AD AD 462-466. D N LEO PE-RPET AVG, diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing, head slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and shield on left shoulder with horseman motif / VICTORI-A AVCCC, Victory standing left, holding jeweled long cross; star to right; B//CONOB. RIC 605. Depeyrot 93/1. Crisply struck from fresh dies and lustrous. Gorgeous example.

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