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 I was also known as Leo the Thracian after the province where he was born. He was a capable leader who ruled the empire for almost 20 years. Leo also lived a lot longer than most of his contemporaries. At a time when most adult males were lucky to live into their 30's, Leo lived to the ripe old age of 73!
Obverse: Diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right D N LEO PE RPET AVG.
Reverse: Victory advancing. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM CONOB in ex. Constantinople mint.
Graded Extra Fine by NGC with Strike and Surface ratings of 5/5 & 2/5 respectively.
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|Metal Content:||0.0442 troy oz|