Solidus with bust of Majorianus, struck at Arles

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 457–461


Mint: Arles

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 4.48 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.543

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust of Majorianus to right, shield on left arm, spear behind shoulder.
DNIVLIVSMAIORI ANVSPFAVG
Reverse: Emperor facing, right foot on coiled human-headed serpent, cross in right hand, Victory on globe in left.
In field: A R
VICTORI AAVGGG in ex.: COMOB

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III