Soldius of Licinia Eudoxia (“Marriage Issue”)

Roman
Late Imperial Period
430–445


Dimensions

Weight: 4.43 gm

Accession Number

2017.850

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Classifications

Coins

Signed

Minted in Ravenna

Markings

Obverse: frontal, bust portrait of Licinia Eudoxia, radiate crown, pearl necklace; legend: LICINIA EVD – OXIA P F AVG
Reverse: Licinia Eudoxia enthroned, holding orb and scepter; legend: SALVS RE – I PVBLICA, in field, R – V. In exergue, COMOB

Provenance

January 16, 1924, anonymous (Marchese B. L. and another distinguished collector) sale, Galleria Aldo Jandolo through P. and P. Santamaria, Rome, lot 669, probably to Henry Platt Hall (b. 1863 – d. 1949), Oldham, England; November 17, 1950, posthumous Platt Hall sale, part II, Glendining, London, lot 2095. May 8-9, 1979, anonymous sale (auction 22), Bank Leu, Zurich, lot 409. March 21, 2007, anonymous sale (auction 38), Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich, lot 296, to a private collector; May 29, 2017, anonymous (private collector) sale (auction 100), Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich, lot 725, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 21, 2017)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour