Roman Emperors Dir Leo Ii
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Leo II (AD 474)
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.
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