Coin with bust of Arcadius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 395–408


Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.22 gm.

Accession Number

72.473.21

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Bust of Arcadius, diademed, draped, right.
DNARCADI VSPFAVG
Reverse: Arcadius in military dress, standing front, head right, holding sceptre (?) in right hand and resting left on shield on ground; at right, Victory left, right hand with wreath raised to crown Emperor.
VIRTVS EXERCITI In ex., SM ?

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription