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Solidus with bust of Aelia Pulcheria

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Obverse: Bust of Pulcheria right, diademed, crowned by a hand. She is richly clad. AEL PVLCHERIA AVG Reverse: Constantinopolis helmeted, seated left holding sceptre and globe with cross. Right foot rests on prow of ship. Behind, shield. In field, left, star. IMP XXXXII COS XVII PP In...

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By date unknown: Clarence S. Bement Collection; 1924: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 8 [Clarence S. Bement Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 25-28, 1924, lot 1625); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

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Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 441–450




Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.39 gm.

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The Ancient World


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