LEO II and ZENO.
|Sale: CNG 66, Lot: 1660. Estimate $2000.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 19 May 2004.
Sold For $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
474 AD. AV Solidus (4.44 gm). Constantinople mint. D N LEO ZE-NO PP AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear and shield decorated with horseman spearing fallen enemy / Leo and Zeno enthroned facing, each holding mappa; star and cross above; CONOB. RIC X 803 note; MIRB 1 var. (obverse legend); Depeyrot 98/1 var. (same). Near EF, double struck. ($2000)
The authors of RIC cite just one example with ET omitted from the obverse legend, Münzen und Medaillen 52 (19-20 June 1975), lot 815. This coin is struck from the same dies as that specimen.