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Solidus with bust of Marcianus

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Obverse: head of Marcianus, full face, armed, helmeted and spear in right hand. D N MARCIANVS PFAVG. Reverse: Victory, face profile to left, standing, holding a cross. VICTORIA AVGGG. Exergue inscription.

Provenance

From Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 450–457

Mint

Constantinople?

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.50 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

88.339

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins