Solidus with bust of Leo I

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 457–474


Mint: Thessalonica

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 4.43 gm.

Accession Number

35.329

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Leo I, diademed, wearing rich robe, carrying volumen and tall cross.
DNLEOPE RPETAVG
Reverse: Leo with nimbus facing, seated on throne. Raised right hand and holding with left hand tall cross. In field right and left a star.
VICTORI A AVGG In exergue: THSOB

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)