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Solidus with bust of Romulus Augustulus

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Obverse: Bust of Romulus Augustulus facing, wearing helmet and cuirass. DNROMVLVSAVGVSTVSPFAG Reverse: Victoria standing, head to left, cross in right hand. In field left and right: A R VICTORI AAVGGG in ex.: COMOB Roman Imperial solidus, struck at Arles in France.

Provenance

By 1962: with A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2, England; February 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £750/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 476

Mint

Arles, France

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.33 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

62.157

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins