Solidus with bust of Marcianus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 450–457


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Dafana (Daphnae); Mint: Constantinople?

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.50 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

88.339

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Marcianus, facing front, helmeted, cuirassed, with spear in right hand.
DNMARCIA NVSPFAVG.
Reverse: Victory, face in profile to left, standing, holding a cross.
In field at right
VICTORI A AVGGG.
In exergue: CONOB

Provenance

From Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription