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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Late Empire| > |Leo I| > RL87910
Leo I, 7 February 457 - 18 January 474 A.D.
|Leo| |I|, |Leo| |I,| |7| |February| |457| |-| |18| |January| |474| |A.D.|, Leo I (Latin: Flavius Valerius Leo Augustus; 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. Ruling the 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 Greek rather than Latin. He is commemorated as a Saint in the Orthodox Church, with his feast day on January 20.
RL87910. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC X 693 (R), LRBC II 2264, DOCLR 565, cf. SRCV 21441 ff., Hunter V -, VF, tight flan, crude, uncertain mint, weight 0.580g, maximum diameter 8.5mm, die axis 0o, c. 462 - 472 A.D.; obverse D N LEO P F AVG (or similar, all off flan or unstruck), pearl-diademed, draped [and cuirassed?] bust right; reverse Leo's Latin monogram within wreath, mintmark in exergue (off flan); ex Beast Coins; rare; $85.00 SALE |PRICE| $76.50










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