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Usurper Leontius (484-488 AD)

Leontius was a late Roman usurper in the Middle East. He was chosen as an Emperor by the rebels and crowned in Tarsus in 484 AD. His forces occupied a part of the Middle East, and his rebellion lasted for some 4 years. In 488 AD he was captured after a long seige in Isauria and he was executed by the Imperial forces. He issued gold and bronze coinage. The bronze small coppers (AE4's) that are attributed to him have a basic Leo's monogram with an additional bar in the right top corner. This bar would change the spelling from Leonis" to "Leontius".  These small bronzes seem to have been issued exclusively in Alexandria in Egypt and remain very rare.


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Very rare AE4 of the usurper Emperor Leontius (484-488 AD), Alexandria mint, late Roman Empire
Very rare AE4 of the usurper Emperor Leontius (484-488 AD), Alexandria mint, late Roman Empire
Price: US$450.00 405.00