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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0479
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theodosius II; Aquileia
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Aquileia
Culture:  Late Roman
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.38
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1271. Sotheby 29th July 1963.
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Description:  Obverse: Three-quarter bust of Theodosius, wearing cuirass and plumed helmet, r. hand holding spear transversely behind head, shield depicting cavalryman on l. shoulder. Reverse: Theodosius seated on throne facing to l., feet resting upon cushion, holding cross in l. hand and mappa in r., young Valentinian standing to r. holding globus cruciger in l. hand and mappa in r. Star above, A in l. of field and Q in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN THEODO SIVS PF AVG (Our lord Theodosius pius and fortunate Emperor). Reverse: SALVS REI PVBLICAE (Saviour of the Republic). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  RIC X 1805 var.

Notes:  Variant: Q in bottom r. of field.

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