Solidus with bust of Eudocia

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 420–422


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 4.24 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.321

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Eudocia to right, crowned above by a hand.
AELEVDO CIAAVG
Reverse: Victory standing left holding tall cross. In field, near her head, a star.
Around: VOTXX MVLTXXXI in exergue: CONOB

Provenance

By 1890: Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection; by 1922: with Naville & Cie, 6 and 8 rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 3 [Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection], June 16, 1922, Les Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, lot 279 [acquired in Egypt in 1890]); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

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