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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0498
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Theodosius II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  425
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.49
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Theodosius, facing 3/4 r. cuirassed, diademed, helmeted, with spear in r. hand and shield in l. hand. Reverse: two Emperors, draped, l. one seated in stool, r. one seated, each holding a mappa with r. hand and cruciform sceptre with l. hand, a star above them.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N THEODO SIVS P F AVC (our lord Theodosius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: SΛIVS ΠEI PVBLICAE (health of the Republic). Mint mark: CONO B (Constantinopolis 2).

Bibliography:  RIC X 233

2 Related People

Theodosius II
Roman
401
450
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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