Leo I Emperor of the Roman Empire (East) from 457 AD to 474 AD.
Flavius Valerius Leo Augustus was Eastern Roman Emperor from 457 to 474. He was a native of Dacia Aureliana near Thrace, which prompted his nickname 'Thrax' - the Thracian.

As his 20 year reign indicates, he was a capable ruler and worked tirelessly to aid the struggling western part of the Roman Empire. He is also notable for being the first Emperor to legislate in Greek rather than in Latin.

He died of dysentery at the age of 73 on 18 January 474, and was succeeded by his grandson Leo II.
Leo I
Epithet: Thrax ("the Thracian")
(1) Leo I
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An AU Solidus struck 462-466 AD in Constantinopolis
Obverse: diademed, helmeted and cuirassed 3/4 facing bust, spear over shoulder; D N LEO PE_RPET AVG

Reverse: Victory standing left with long cross; VICTORI_A AVGGG B / * / CON OB

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.42 g
No notes for this coin
RIC X 605, DOC 528
(2) Leo I
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An AE Half-Centenionalis struck 457-474 AD in Constantinople
Obverse: pearl-didemed draped and cuirassed, bust right; D N LEO P AVG

Reverse: lying lion left, head right; CON

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
RIC 668ff.
(3) Leo I | Verina
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An AE Nummus struck AD 467-472 in an unknown location
Obverse: DN LEO (?), Head of Leo right

Reverse: Verina standing, facing, holding a transverse scepter "b-E"

Diameter: 11 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 1.2 g
No notes for this coin
RIC X 713-718
(4) Leo I | Verina
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An AE 11 struck an unknown year in an unknown location
Obverse: D N L-EO, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right

Reverse: Verina standing facing, holding cross on globe and sceptre

Diameter: 11 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1 g
No notes for this coin
RIC X 714; LRBC 2272; DOC 583; MIRB 30; Sear 21436