462, Eastern Roman Empire, Leo I. Beautiful Gold Solidus Coin. Ruler: Leo I (457-474). Mint Place: Constantinople Denomination: Gold Solidus Reference: Depeyrot 93/1, RIC 605. Mint Period: 462-466 AD (10th officina – I) Condition. Certified and graded by NGC as Choice XF wrinkled! Diameter: 20mm Weight: 4.46gm Material: Gold! Obverse: Pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder with right hand, on left arm a shield decorated with horseman spearing an enemy below. Legend: D N LEO PE RPET AVG. Reverse: Victory standing facing, head left, holding long jeweled cross with her right hand. Star in right field. Legend: VICTORI-A AVGGG I Exergue: CONOB. 401 18 January 474 was Eastern Roman emperor from 457 to 474. A native of Dacia Aureliana near historic Thrace, he was known as Leo the Thracian Greek. He was called Leo the Great Greek. , probably to distinguish him from his young grandson and co. Ruling the Eastern Empire for nearly 20 years, Leo proved to be a capable ruler. He oversaw many ambitious political and military plans, aimed mostly at aiding the faltering Western Roman Empire and recovering its former territories. He is notable for being the first Eastern Emperor to legislate in Koine Greek rather than Late Latin. He is commemorated as a saint in the Orthodox Church, with his feast day on 20 January. The item “474, Eastern Roman Empire, Leo I. Beautiful Gold Solidus Coin. NGC Choice XF” is in sale since Friday, December 18, 2020. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “coinworldtv” and is located in Wien. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Certification Number: 5777400-005
- Certification: NGC
- Composition: Gold
- Ruler: Leo I
- Denomination: Solidus