Solidus with bust of Galla Placidia

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 426–430


Mint: Italy, Ravenna

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 2.42 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.627

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Galla Placidia right, diademed, draped, with necklace, crowned by hand, above. On her right shoulder: Chi Rho.
DNGALLAPLA CIDIAPFAVG
Reverse: Victory standing left, holding tall cross. Above star.
VOTXX MVLTXXX In field: R V In exergue: COMOB

Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

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