This Eastern Roman Empire Leo I Gold Solidus certified by NGC in Mint State 5×4 condition – available at Austin Rare Coins & Bullion. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive.
Leo I Gold Solidus | NGC | Mint State 5×4
This Eastern Roman Empire Coin was struck between 457-474 AD, during reign of the Eastern Roman Emperor Leo I. Leo was an ambitious political and military planner who aided the faltering Western Roman Empire to help recover its former territories. He is also remembered as the first eastern emperor to legislate in Greek rather than Latin.
On the obverse you’ll find the helmeted head of Leo with the text D N LEO PERPET AVG surrounding him. On the reverse is Victory standing holding a long cross. VICTORIA AGGG. B CONOB in exurge.