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Leo II (AD 474)

Hugh Elton

Florida International University

coin with the image of Leo II (c)1998 Princeton Economic Institute

Son of Zeno and Ariadne, born c467. Leo was acclaimed as Caesar by his grandfather Leo I on 25 (?) October 473 and was promoted to Augustus on (or possibly before) Leo's death. After his grandfather's death (18 January 474), he ruled alone for three weeks, then on 9 February had his father Zeno acclaimed as co-Augustus. They ruled jointly until Leo's own death of natural causes on 17 (?) November 474. Coins were issued in Leo's name alone, then jointly with Zeno.


Kent, J.P.C., Roman Imperial Coinage volume 10 (London, 1994), 109-110.

Lippold, A., RE 10 A (1972), 157-160.

Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, vol. 2, ed. J.R. Martindale (Cambridge, 1980)

Copyright (C) 1998, Hugh Elton. This file may be copied on the condition that the entire contents, including the header and this copyright notice, remain intact.

Comments to: Hugh Elton.

Updated:10 June 1998

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