Very rare AE2, Leo (457-474 AD), Cherson mint, Roman Empire (RIC 661, rated R4)

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DN LEO PE-RPET AVG, Leo facing right / SALVS R-PVRLCA, Emperor standing right, holding standard and globe, treading down on a prostrate captive, CON in exergue. Brown patina, 21mm, 3.84 grams. Cherson mint, RIC 661. Q253-48515

Although the mintmark refers to the Constantinople mint, this issue is found almost exclusively in the Sarmatia, and was probably struck specifically for the important port of Cherson. Very rare large late Roman bronze, with only a handful of other known examples. Rated R4 in RIC.

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