Solidus of Marcianus, struck at Constantinople

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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