Solidus with bust of Arcadius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 395–408


Mint: Sirmium

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.38 gm.

Accession Number

35.317

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Arcadius diademed draped and wearing cuirass.
DN ARCADI VSPFAVG
Reverse: Arcadius standing right, holding in left hand imperial standard (with monogram chi rho (labarum); in right hand Victory, with raised left foot. tramples on captive.
VICTOR IA AVGGA
In field S (left) M (right) In exergue: COMOB

Provenance

By date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Credit Line

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