O-Towner Posted August 17, 2022 · Member Share Posted August 17, 2022 (edited) I'm not really sure why but the coinage of Leo and Marcian are some of my favorite Roman types. Here's the matching AR Siliqua types from Constantinople of the two Emperors: Leo I AR Siliqua (16mm, 1.2gms) Obv: D N LEO PERPET AVG; Pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust right Rev: SAL REI PYI in three lines within wreath, CONS(star) in exergue Marcian AR Siliqua (16mm, 1.2gms) Obv: D N MARCIANVS PERPET AVG; Pearl-diademed bust right Rev: SAL REI PYI in three lines within wreath, CONS(star) in exergue The Marcian coin was found in a bag of coins that I purchased from a man whose father told him were all pulled from the bank of a river somewhere in the mideast (he wasn't sure where though). I liked the story so I decided not to clean if further. Anyways, Leo has lots of interesting ae types (monograms, lions) and Marcian monograms are mostly plentiful although some are tougher than others. Got any? Edited August 17, 2022 by O-Towner 16 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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