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Gold solidus of Leo I

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posted on 2021-10-27, 17:51 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Gold solidus of Emperior Leo I, Constantinople (457-74). Wgt. 4.461 grammes.obv. DNLEOPE RPETAVG. Head of Emperor 3/4 r. wearing helmet with diadem and two hanging appendices behind; cuirass and mantle, hand raised to shoulder height palm outwards fingers curled at left, something quite elaborate on right shoulder.rev. VICTORI AAVGGGE. In exergue C NOB. Victory facing l., holding cross standard. Star on field on left.Good yellow gold, in very fresh condition, upper relief only slightly worn. On both sides a broad plain rim finished with punch-work along edge. Mayer Coll. Card Index states this could with found with the silver bracelet M 7385.Lab Results:Meas. dens. gm/cc: 18.6Exp. dens.: 19Surface analysis

History

Grave ID

Unknown

Object ID

M7386

Catalogue Number

M 7386

Material

gold (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; gold) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

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other coin (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; N/A) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Rolfe

Category ID

coin-pendant

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