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Coin with bust of Arcadius

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Obverse: Bust of Arcadius, diademed, draped, right. DNARCADI VSPFAVG Reverse: Arcadius in military dress, standing front, head right, holding sceptre (?) in right hand and resting left on shield on ground; at right, Victory left, right hand with wreath raised to crown Emperor. VIRTVS EXERCITI ...

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By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

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Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 395–408


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.22 gm.

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The Ancient World


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