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Solidus with bust of Basiliscus

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Obverse: Helmeted bust of Basiliscus, facing, in military dress with shield and spear. DN BASILISCI ET MARC P AVG Reverse: The two Emperors, each with nimbus, seated on same throne (?), each holding volumen and globe. Above, between their heads, a cross surmounted by star. SALVS REI PVBLICAE ...

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Provenance

By 1935: anonymous private collection; annonymous gift to MFA, May 2, 1935

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 475–476

Mint

Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 4.38 gm.

Accession Number

35.699

Medium or Technique

Gold

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins