Coin with bust of Theodosius I

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 375–378


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.75 gm. Die axis: 12

Accession Number

84.815

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius with head turned to right.
DNTHEODO SIVSPFAVG
Reverse: Roma seated facing front, looking to the right, holding a globe in her left hand and a spear in her right.
CONCOR DIAAVGGG in ex.: CONSA(?) in field at left: O

Provenance

Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America