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The AE coinage of Leo I was often engraved in a very careless manner with misspelled or garbled legends and often struck on flans too small for the dies. There are a huge number of unlisted variations not in RIC etc.

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Bendall Weights, 16Leo I, AE12 Exagium Solidi, Thessalonica. AD 457-474. 4.23 g. No legend, crowned and draped bust facing / Leon's Thessalonica monogram. RIC Bendall, Weights 16.TextImage
Bendall Weights, 16 varLeo I, AE12 Exagium Solidi, AD 457-474. 2.18 g. No legend, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Leon's monogram. Bendall, Weights 16 var (bust type).TextImage
BMC Vandals 64Vandals, imitating Leo I. Garbled legend, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / No legend, Emperor standing facing, holding long cross and his left hand on the head of a captive at foot. Star in upper right field. Mintmark _MA. (Imitating RIC 698 with mintmatk SMA and star in left field.) BMC Vandals 64 (Pl. III, 32); Arslan ("Goti..") 8; Travaglini 16.TextImage
LRBC 2275 DN LEO, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / bE, Aelia Verina standing facing, holding globe and sceptre. RIC X 714: LRBC II, 2275. TextImage
RIC X 605Leo I AV Solidus. DN LEO PE-RPET AVC, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed 3/4 facing bust, spear over shoulder / VICTORI-A AVCCC and officina letter, Victory standing left with long cross, star in right field; mintmark CONOB. RIC X 605; Sear 21404. TextImage
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RIC X 605cfVisigoths, Euric in the name of Leo I. Struck in Gaul after 472 AD. AV Solidus. DH LEO PE-R PPCT AVC, helmeted & cuirassed three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over right shoulder & shield on left / VICTORI-A AVCCCG, Victory standing left, holding long voided cross; star in right field; mintmark CONOB. TextImage
RIC X 610Leo I. AV-Semissis. 462 or 466 AD, Constantinople. 18 mm; 2.10g. DN LEO PE-RPET AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVGG, Victory seated right on cuirass, behind which is a shield; on her left knee she supports a shield inscribed XXV (var. C). Star in left field, reversed christogram in right field. Mintmark CONOB. RIC X 610; Sear 21420.TextImage
RIC X 611Leo I AV Tremissis. Constantinople mint. D N LEO PE-RPET AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory advancing right, head left, holding wreath in right hand and globe in left hand; star in right field. RIC X 611; Sear 21421.TextImage
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RIC X 611vLeo I, Constantinople, AV tremissis. 15mm; 1.4 gr, 468-473 AD. DN LEO PE-RPET AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVGVSCTVM, Victory advancing front, head left, holding wreath and globe. Star in right field, mintmark CONOB. RIC X 611v (rev. legend). cf RIC X page 102 for examples of blundered reverse legends.TextImage
RIC X 616Leo I AV solidus. D N LEO PE RPET AVG Facing helmeted and cuirassed bust, spear behind. / VICTORI A AVGGG, Victory standing left, holding long cross, star in right field, mintmark THSOB. RIC X 616; Sear 21405. TextImage
RIC X 617Leo I AV Solidus. Thessalonica. D N LEO PERPET AVG, 3/4-facing helmeted & cuirassed bust, spear over shoulder & shield before / VICTORI-AAVG dot, Victory standing left with jewelled cross; star to right; mintmark THSOB. RIC X 617; Sear 21405. TextImage
RIC X 626Leo I AV Solidus. Thessalonica mint, 462 or 466 AD. D N LEO PERPET AVG, bust left, pearl-diademed & lightly bearded, in consular robes, holding mappa & cruciform sceptre / VICTORIA AVGGG, Leo, nimbate, in consular robes, enthroned facing, star to left and right, mintmark THSOB. DO 559; RIC X 626; Sear 21409. TextImage
RIC X 630Leo I AV Solidus. DN LEO PERPET AV, diademed, 3/4-facing bust, with spear & shield / VICTORI-A AVCCC and officina letter Γ, Victory standing left, supporting long jewelled cross; star in right field. Mintmark CONOB. RIC X 605; Sear 21404. TextImage
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RIC X 635LEO I AV Tremissis. Diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory facing, head left, holding wreath & globe; star to right. Mintmark CONOB. TextImage
RIC X 641Leo I AR Miliarense. Constantinople, 457-474 AD. DN LEO PERPET AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor, nimbate, standing facing, holding spear & leaning on shield. RIC X 641; Sear 21426. TextImage
RIC X 644Leo I, AR light miliarense. 22mm, 4.31 gr. 457-474 AD, Constantinople. D N LEO PERPET AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left / GLORIA ROMANORVM, Leo, nimbate and in military dress, standing left, holding globe and raising right hand. Star in left field. Mintmark CON. RIC 644 (this coin); MIRB 19b; Sear 12429.TextImage
RIC X 646Leo I, AR Siliqua, Constantinople, AD 457-474. 1.02 g. DN LEO PERPET AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / SAL-REI-PYI in three lines within wreath. Mintmark CONS star. RIC 646; Sear 21430.TextImage
RIC X 648Leo I, AR Siliqua, 17mm, 1.25 gr. 457-474 AD, Constantinople. D N LEO PERPET AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / SAL REI PVI (partially ligate) in three lines within wreath. Mintmark CONS star. RIC 648.TextImage
RIC X 654cfLeo I, AE3, 457-474 AD. 2.85 gr. Constantinople. D N LEONIS PF AAC (somewhat blundered), pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS EXRCITI, Leo standing facing, head right, holding standard and globe, foot on captive. Mintmark CON Epsilon. RIC 654 var; DOC 560 var.TextImage
RIC X 657LEO I AE 20mm. Constantinople mint, for use at Cherson. DN LEO PERPET AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / SALVS R-PVBLICA (sic), Leo standing right, holding labarum & globe, spurning bound captive. Mintmark CON. RIC X 657; Sear 21433.TextImage
RIC X 660Leo I, AE2 of Constantinople, AD 457-474. 4.05 g. DN LEO P-RPET AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / SALVS RPVRLICA, emperor standing front, looking right, holding labarum and globe, captive kneeling left at his side. Mintmark CON. RIC 660; Sear 21433.TextImage
RIC X 660vLeo I. A.D. 457-474. AE 2 (3.92 g). Struck at Constantinople for use at Cherson. D N LEO RPET (sic) AG (sic), diademed & draped bust right / [SAL]VS R (sic) PVBLICA, Leo standing right, holding standard and globe, foot on captive. Mintmark CON. TextImage
RIC X 663Leo I AE 21mm. Constantinople mint. D N LEO P-RPET AC, pearl-diademed, draped, & cuirassed bust right / SALVS R-PVRLCA, Emperor standing right, foot on bound captive falling forward, holding globe in extended right hand & labarum in left hand. Mintmark CON. TextImage
RIC X 664Leo I, AE3, 19mm, Constantinople, 457-474 AD. 4.99 gr. D N LEONI-S P F R AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / SALVS R-PVRCA, Leo standing right, holding labarum and globe, left foot on captive. Mintmark CON. RIC X 664; MIB 24a; LRBC 2257.TextImage
RIC X 667 varLeo I, AE4 of Constantinople, AD 457-474. 0.93 g. DN LEO PERPET AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / No legend, lion standing left, head right, star above. Mintmark CON. RIC X 667 var (obv legend); Sear 21457.TextImage
RIC X 668Leo I, AE4, Constantinople. AD 457-474. 11mm, 0.9 gr. DN LEO PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Lion crouching left, head right, within wreath. Mintmark CON. RIC X 668; Sear 21457.TextImage
RIC X 672Leo I AE4. Constantinople mint. D N LEO PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, cross above head / no legend, lion standing left, head right. Mintmark CON. RIC X 672; Sear 21457. TextImage
RIC X 673Leo I, AE4 of Constantinople, AD 457-474. 1.10 g. DN LEO PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / No legend, lion crouching left, head right. Mintmark CON. RIC X 673; Sear 21461.TextImage
RIC X 674Leo I AE. Constantinople Mint, D N LEO PF AVG, diademed & draped bust right / Lion crouching left, head right, all within wreath, broken by mintmark CON below. RIC X 674; Sear 21461. TextImage
RIC X 674Leo I AE4, Constantinople. DN LEO P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Lion crouching left, head turned right, within wreath. Mintmark CON. RIC X 674; Sear 21461.TextImage
RIC X 677Leo I, AE11 of Constantinople, AD 457-474. 1.24 g. DN LEO PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / No legend, lion crouching left, head right; all within wreath. Mintmark CN. RIC X 677; Sear 21461.TextImage
RIC X 683Leo I, AE4, Constantinople. AD 457-474. DN LEO PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Latin monogram within wreath with S above. Mintmark CON. RIC X 683; Sear 21443.TextImage
RIC X 683 (2)Leo I, AE10 of Constantinople, AD 457-474. 0.86 g. DN LEO PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Leo's Latin monogram. Mintmark CON. RIC X 683; Sear 21443.TextImage
RIC X 686Leo I, AE11 of Constantinople, AD 457-474. 1.19 g. DN ΛEONS PF AVG (with Greek Lambda), pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Leo's Latin monogram. Mintmark CON off flan. RIC X 686; Sear 21443.TextImage
RIC X 686-687Leo I, AE11 of Constantinople, AD 457-474. DN LEONS PF AVG (with L or Greek Lambda), pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Leo's Latin monogram. Mintmark CON. RIC X 686 or 687 (depending on the form of the L on the obverse; Sear 21443.TextImage
RIC X 688Leo I, AE11 of Constantinople, AD 457-474. 1.11 g. DN LEOS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Leo's Latin monogram. Mintmark CON off flan. RIC X 688; Sear 21443.TextImage
RIC X 693Leo I, AE4, 457-474 AD, probably Constantinople. D N LEO PF AVGO, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Monogram 1b variant within wreath. Mintmark off flan. RIC X, 693 var. (angle of base line of E); Sear 21446.TextImage
RIC X 694Leo I, AE4, 457-474 AD. Possibly Alexandria. D N LEO[NS P F AVG], pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Leo's Latin type monogram within wreath. Vagi 3793; RIC X 694. TextImage
RIC X 701Leo I, AE4, 11mm, Constantinople, 457-474 AD. 1.24 gr. D N LEO, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Leo standing facing, head right, holding long cross in right and placing left hand on head of kneeling captive. Star in left field. Mintmark CON. RIC X 701; Sear 21452.TextImage
RIC X 702-703Leo I, AE10 of Constantinople, AD 457-474. 1.41 g. DN LEO, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Emperor standing facing, head right, holding long cross and grasping captive; star in left field. Mintmark CON or CN. RIC X 702 (CON) or 703 (CN); Sear 21452.TextImage
RIC X 713fLeo & Verina, AE4. D N LEO Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Leo I right / Verina standing holding transverse sceptre, B-E across fields. RIC X 713f; Sear 21435.TextImage
RIC X 714Leo I. 457-474 AD. AE 11mm. 1.03 gr. D N L-EO, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Verina standing facing, holding cross on globe and sceptre. RIC X 714; LRBC 2272; DOC 583; MIRB 30; Sear 21436. TextImage
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RIC X 719-723 varLeo I, AE11 of Nicomedia?, AD 457-474. 1.24 g. DN LEO..., pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Leo's Greek monogram. No mintmark. RIC X 719-723 var (no mintmark); cf Sear 21447.TextImage
RIC X 721Leo I, AE9 of Constantinople, AD 457-474. 0.99 g. DN LEO PRTE AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Leo's Greek monogram. Mintmark KOC. RIC X 721; Sear 21448.TextImage
RIC X 724 cfLeo I, AE 9mm of Constantinople, AD 457-474. 1.16 g. ..LETNAR.., pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Two emperors (or emperor and empress), nimbate, seated facing; [cross above]. Cf. RIC X 724; cf. LRBC 2276; cf. MIRB 32; cf Sear 21455.TextImage
RIC X 2501Leo I AV solidus. 457 AD. Ravenna mint. D N LEO PER-PETV AVG, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / VICTORI-A AVGGG, Emperor standing facing, holding long cross and Victory on globe; he places right foot on head of human-headed coiled serpent. R-V across fields. Mintmark COMOB. RIC X 2501; Sear 21410.TextImage
DO 561 Leo I, AE4. DN LEO.., pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / SALVS PVRLCA (sic), Emperor standing right, holding standard and globe, foot on captive. (See also RIC 663 above)TextImage

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