Leontius, Gold Solidus

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Leontius, Gold Solidus

Leontius (A.D. 695-698), Gold Solidus. Mint of Constantinople. D LEO-N PE AV, bust facing, wearing a crown and a loros, and holding an akakia and a globus cruciger, rev. VICTORIA AVGU A, cross potent on three steps, CONOB in exergue, 4.44g., 6h (S 1330; MIB 1). Very light traces of double-striking on obverse, lustrous, extremely fine, a good example.

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