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Leo II c 474
Solidus
Leo II was born in 467 and was the grandson of Leo I by his eldest daughter Ariadne and her husband Zeno. When Leo I fell ill he elevated Leo II to the rank of Augustus. When Leo I died in 474 his wife Empress Aelia Verina along with Ariadne made Zeno co-emperor. Leo II died later that year probably from a natural childhood illness. Obverse D N LEO ET Z ENO PP AVG SALVS Reverse REI PVBLICAE CONOB
Mint: Constantinople
Provenance: Private acquisition

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