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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2234. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $475. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LEO I. 457-474 AD. Æ 20mm (4.78 gm). Constantinople mint, for use at Cherson. DN LEO PE RPET AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / SALVS R-PVBLICA (sic), Leo standing right, holding labarum and globe, spurning bound captive; CON. RIC X 657; MIRB -; LRBC -. Near EF, green patina. Exceptional for this issue! Rare. ($750)

Although the mintmark refers to the Constantinople mint, this issue is found almost exclusively in the Crimea, and was probably struck specifically for the important port of Cherson.