Solidus of Anthemius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 467–472


Mint: Milan/Ravenna

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.39 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.336

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted bust of Anthemius, facing, head tilted to his left, in military dress, with shield and spear.
DNANTHEMI VSPFAVG
Reverse: Anthemius and Leo diademed, facing, in military dress, holding hands. The one at the right holds a globe surmounted by Victory.
Between their heads a square tablet surmounted by a cross, inscribed: PAX
Around: SALVSREI P V BLICAE In field: R M
In exergue: COMOB

Provenance

By date unknown: anonymous private collection; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)