Coin with bust of Theodosius I

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 383–388


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 5.18 gm. Die axis: 10

Accession Number

84.818

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Theodosius to right.
DNTHEODO SIVSPFAVG
Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, looking to right, holding globe in left hand and standard in right. At right, kneeling captive. In field at left: cross with letter p
VIRTVS E XERCITVS in ex.: CONSA (?)

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