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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0588
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Leo I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Thessaloniki
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  462-466
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.45
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 445. Glendining, 25th November 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Leo I, bearded, pearl-diademed, wearing consular robes, l., holding mappa in r. hand and cruciform sceptre in l. hand. Reverse: Leo I, nimbate, wearing consular robes, enthroned, facing front, holding mappa in r. hand and cruciform sceptre in l. hand; star in l. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N LEO PERPET AVG (Our lord Leo eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVGGG (Imperial victory). Mint mark: THSOB.

Bibliography:  RIC X 620

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