|Metal Content:||0.0442 troy oz|
BYZANTINE Gold Tremissis of Leo I who reigned from 457 - 474 AD (16mm - 1.5g)
This coin of the Eastern Roman Empire (aka Byzantine Empire) was equal to one-third of a Gold Solidus. Leo was considered a capable ruler who attempted to retain territorry as the empire had been shrinking over the previous 300 years.
Obverse: Diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right D N LEO PE RPET AVG.
Reverse: Victory advancing. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM CONOB in ex. Constantinople mint.
Graded Choice Extra Fine by NGC with Strike and Surface ratings of 5/5 & 2/5 respectively.