A LATE ROMAN/EARLY BYZANTINE GOLD SOLIDUS

A LATE ROMAN/EARLY BYZANTINE GOLD SOLIDUS


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Byzantine: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1204195
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Reign of Emperor Theodosius II, (408-450 A.D.)

From the Mint of Constantinople, 430-440 A.D.

Obverse: Theodosius II depicted as a warrior emperor in three-quarter pose, wearing a helmet and a cuirass, holding a spear and a shield which depicts a horseman in battle. DN THEODOIVS P F AVG

Reverse: Constantinopolis enthroned, facing left. Holding a scepter in her left hand and the globe and cross, a sign of divine authority to rule, in her right. Behind the throne sits a shield. An eight pointed star in the field. VOT XXX MVLT XXXX, CONOB in exergue.

Scalloping along rim of both sides. Slight wear, overall in excellent condition

Diameter: 21.1 mm; Weight: 4.4 g

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