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Solidus with bust of Galla Placidia

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Obverse: Bust of Galla Placidia right, diademed, draped, with necklace, crowned by hand, above. On her right shoulder: Chi Rho. DNGALLAPLA CIDIAPFAVG Reverse: Victory standing left, holding tall cross. Above star. VOTXX MVLTXXX In field: R V In exergue: COMOB

Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 426–430

Mint

Ravenna, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 2.42 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.627

Medium or Technique

Gold

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins