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Roman coin of Leo I
Late Roman period
Solidus (gold)
Mint: Constantinopolis, 458 CE
Diam: 20 mm; Weight: 3.88 gr; Axis: 6
Gift of Fred and Helen Lessing, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 87.8944
Obverse: Bust of Leo facing front, surrounded by Latin inscription: D N LEO PE-RPET AVG
Reverse: Victory standing to left, holding big cross with a star behind her, surrounded by Latin inscription: VICTORI-A AVGGG and inscription on exergue: CONOB

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir