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Solidus of Marcianus, struck at Constantinople

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Obverse: Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Marcianus facing front. DNMARCIA NVSPFAVG Reverse: Victory standing, cross in right hand. Star in field at right. VICTORI AAVGGG in ex.: CONOB

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, accessioned January 27, 1999

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 450–457

Mint

Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 4.42 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.628

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins