Leo I (457-474) and Verina.   [AE2's]
Images.  

ES3
19
AE2
bust right
VIRTVS EXRCITI [sic]
emp rt. with standard and globe
foot on captive
A--
So1.1
Sear V
21434
RIC X
652-4
Constantinople
H23a-b
Pl. 9
Con
DO LRC
560
Hahn "457-462"
ES4
19
AE2
bust right
SALVS RPVBLCA [sic]
emp rt. with standard and globe foot on captive
A--
So1.2-3
Sear V
21433
RIC X
657-664
Constantinople
H24a-b
Pl. 9
Con
DO LRC
561
D. Markov: "Perhaps the
high-quality ones really are 
from Constantinople." 
Hahn: "462-467"
ES5
19
AE2
Verina
bust right
SALVS REIPVBLICAE, 
Victory seated right, 
inscribing chi-rho on shield.
A--
So--
Sear V
21467
RIC X
655-6
Constantinople
H25
Con
pl. 9
DO LRC
598
Hahn "457-462"

 

Leo I, 457-474
Type ES3
20mm. 6:00. 4.34 grams
Obverse legend: DN LEO PERPET AVG
VIRTVS EXERCITI
Mintmark: CONE 
RIC X 652 "R5", page 291
Hahn 5th C. 23
Sear V 21434




Leo I, 457-474
Type ES3
20 mm. 6:30. 4.68 grams.
Obverse legend in the dative case: DN LEONIS PP AVG
Mintmark: CONE
RIC X 654 "R4" page 291
Hahn 5th C. 
Sear V 21434


 

 



  Leo I, 457-474
  Type ES4
  DN LEO P - RPET AC 
  [note the different spelling of the obverse legend omitting the "E"]
  SALVS R-PVBLICA
  CON
  20 mm. 6:00. 4.06 grams.
  RIC 663 "R4".

 

 

  Leo I, 457-474 
  Type ES4 variety.
  DN LEO PE-R PET AVG
  SALVS RE-PVBLICA  (spelled correctly with an E, which none in RIC do)
    Reverse emperor nimbate  (only RIC X 657 has the emperor nimbate, but that one has legend SALVS REI-PVBLICAE. Its mintmark is CON like this one.)  
  22 mm (Note the large rim). 6:00. 3.77 grams.
   This piece has RIC legend "L1", with AVG spelled correctly, which is on 658 and 661 however there the reverse is (mis)spelled R-PVRLICA.
  I propose that this excellent piece was struck by the prototype die, before the degeneration seen on every other known example set in.

 


Verina:


Verina, wife of Leo I
Type ES5 variety
20-19 mm. 6.52 grams.
AEL VERINA AVG
Reverse legend: SAVS [sic] REI-PVBLICAE
Mintmark: CONE
RIC X 655 variety (missing "L" in SALVS)

 

 
Verina, wife of Leo I

Type ES5
AEL VER-INA AVG
SALVS REIPVBLICA
CONE in exerge
20 mm. 6:00. 5.27 grams.
RIC X 656 "R3" page 291
[Different reverse spelling at the end than the previous coin]
Hahn 5th C. 

 

 

 


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