Solidus with bust of Leo I

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 457–474


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 21mm. Weight: 4.43 gm.

Accession Number

13.1354

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Leo facing, helmeted, cuirassed, holding spear in right hand and on left arm shield decorated with a horseman right attacking with spear a prostrate enemy.
DNLEOPE RPETAVG
Reverse: Victory standing left , holding long cross in right hand; in field right, star.
VICTORI AAVGGG In ex.: CONOB

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay