Co 388 (Late Roman bronze coin of Leo I from Heraclea) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Not after (date)
474
Not before (date)
457
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
RIC X Leo I 667, p. 292
Comparanda
LRBC II.2259, p. 91
Preservation comment
Wear G. Edge slightly chipped; angular facets suggests clipping? Extensive, moderate pitting.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 72, no. 1141 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Indeterminate Monograph, Sixth Century, Nummus“)
Axis (1-12)
4
Has denomination
AE4
Numismatic Authority
Leo I (eastern emperor, 457-474)
Numismatic Diameter (mm)
8.0
Numismatic Mint
Heraclea (Thrace)
Numismatic Weight (g)
0.6
Obverse Description
Pearl-diademed, draped, [and cuirassed] bust of emperor to right
Obverse Inscription
D N LEO PERP[ET AVG]
Reverse Description
Lion crouching to left and turning head back to right; thin wreath broken for mintmark (traces)
Reverse Inscription
In exergue, SMH[A]
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Lion (Visual Motif)
Obverse Photograph
Reverse Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 388 (Late Roman bronze coin of Leo I from Heraclea).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0388>