Browsing Byzantine Coinage of Leontius

Leontius, after leading a successful revolt against Justinian II late in 695 AD, ruled until late 698 AD.

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SB 1330
Leontius. 695-698 AD. AV Solidus. Constantinople mint. D LEO N PE AV, facing bust, bearded, wearing crown and loros, holding akakia and cross on globe / VICTORIA AVGU and officina letter, cross potent on three steps; mintmark CONOB. DOC 1f; MIB 1; SB 1330.TextImage

SB 1333 cf
Leontius. 695-698 AD. AV Fourré Tremissis, Rome mint. DN LEON PE AV, crowned facing bust, wearing loros, holding akakia and cross on globe / VICTORIA AVGU C, cross potent; C/ CONOB. Cf. DOC III 21; cf. MIB III 26; cf SB 1333 (Constantinople).TextImage

SB 1335
Leontius. 695-698 AD. AE Half follis. Constantinople. No legend, crowned bust facing, wearing loros, holding cross on globe, cross to right / Large K, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right (A, I, B or II), officina letter below. SB 1335, MIB 33. Often struck on quarter pieces of older, larger coins.TextImage
SB 1342Leontius, 695-698 AD, AV Tremissis, Syracuse. 1.28 gr. [D LEO]N AYGYI, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / [VICTORIA] AVGY T. Cross potent, I-B across fields. MIB N16; SB 1342.TextImage

SB 1343
Leontius. (695-698 AD). AE Follis. 2.64g. Syracuse mint. D LEON PE AV, crowned, bearded bust facing, wearing loros, holding akakia and cross on globe / Large M; monogram (v on o on TNEL) Sear type 40 above. Mintmark SCL. DOC II 17; Spahr 237; BBS 56; MIB III 36; SB 1343.TextImage

SB 1358
Leontius. 695-698 AD. AE follis. Ravenna. D LEON PE AV, crowned bust facing, wearing loros, holding cross on globe / large M, cross above; mintmark RAV. SB 1358, DOC 30.TextImage

SB 1358 var
Leontius. 695-698 AD. AE follis. Ravenna. D LEON PE AV, crowned bust facing, wearing loros with cross on chest, holding cross on globe / large M, cross above; mintmark RAV. Ravenna Museum 2606; SB 1358v, DOC 30v.TextImage
FAKE COINS

Fake (1)
FAKE: Leontius, Solidus (in silver). DN LEONTIVS P F AVG, Cuirassed and helmeted, pearl-diademed bust three-quarters facing, holding spear on right shoulder and shield in left hand / VICTORIA AVGV, Victory advancing to front, head left, holding wreath and cross on globe; star in right field. Exe: CONOB. Leontius did not have any coins struck with this obverse or this reverse.TextImage

Fake (2)
FAKE: Leontius, fake Solidus. Underweight at 3.44g. Offered on eBay September 2008 as genuine. Note the K instead of N in obv. legend. Compare with Sear 1330 above.TextImage

Fake (3)
FAKE: Leontius, fake Solidus. weight 4.40 gr. Sold on E-bay 02/ 04/08 as authentic. Rough style.TextImage
See also: Leontius in the Buerger Collection
Coins of Leontius at the Ancient Coin Forum

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