Solidus with bust of Basiliscus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 475–476


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 4.38 gm.

Accession Number

35.699

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted bust of Basiliscus, facing, in military dress with shield and spear.
DNBASILISCI ETMARCPAVG
Reverse: The two Emperors, each with nimbus, seated on same throne (?), each holding volumen and globe. Above, between their heads, a cross surmounted by star.
SALVSREI PVRLICAE In exergue: CONOB

Provenance

By 1935: anonymous private collection; annonymous gift to MFA, May 2, 1935

Credit Line

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