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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0484
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Theodosius II; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  430-440
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Theodosius, facing 3/4 r. cuirassed, diademed, helmeted, with spear in r. hand and shield in l. hand. Reverse: Constantinopolis, enthroned, with spear in l. hand and cross on orb in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N THEODO SIVS P F AVC (our lord Theodosius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: VOT XXX MVLT XXXX (prayers for 30 years of rule, more for the 40th anniversary). Mint mark: TESO B (Thessalonica 2).

Bibliography:  RIC X 366

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