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LEO I Tremissis AU/AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 350 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 15:10:11
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tremissis
Date: 457-474
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,36 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Léon Ier. Revers de style fin
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en juin 1994 et provient de Conseils Placements


Obverse legend : D N LEO PE-RPET AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Léon Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A’a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Leo Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Léon perpétuel auguste).


Reverse legend : VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM/ -|*// CONOB.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) drapée, debout de face, la tête tournée à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et un globe crucigère de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augustorum”, (La Victoire des augustes).


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cabochon perlé carré. Fibule d’attache gemmée avec trois pendants perlés.

Historical background


(7/02/457-18/01/474) Leo

Leo I (411-474) is a Dacian origin officer. He succeeded Marcian in 457. He tried to reform the army. It counterbalanced the influence of the Germans by a massive inflow of Isaurians which Zeno, his future son who married Ariadne, the eldest daughter of the Emperor and Verina in 467. Leon fell seriously ill in 473, he then chooses his little son, Leo II, to succeed him. Leo I died the following year and Zeno soon seize power by joining his son, Leo II before ousting.

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