- ID: 340

    Submitter: Federico Pastrone

    Added: 1998-04-10

    Leo I, 457-473.

    Av.: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Leo I to r.
    Rv.: Emperor in military dress standing facing, head turned to l., holding spear in l. hand, resting r. hand on shield, to l. star.
    5,19 g.

    BoC: 22/1, 1997, p.21.

    FAKE – This is clearly a bulgarian fake. These counterfeits coming out of Bulgaria in the early 1980s, such as the miliarensis of Valens published in BoC 9/1, 1984, p.10 or he false miliarensia of Honorius and Theodosius II such as published in BoC 10/1, 1985, p. 5-6.
    After the pieces were codemned, they now appear with spots of artificial corrosion, which make them look much more convincing.

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