Solidus with bust of Marcianus
Findspot: Egypt, Tell Dafana (Daphnae); Mint: Constantinople?
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.50 gm. Die Axis: 6
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Obverse: Bust of Marcianus, facing front, helmeted, cuirassed, with spear in right hand.
Reverse: Victory, face in profile to left, standing, holding a cross.
In field at right
VICTORI A AVGGG.
In exergue: CONOB
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.
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