Solidus with bust of Valentinian II, struck at Constantinople

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 378–383


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.42 gm.

Accession Number

53.2026

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Valentinian II, diademed, draped, cuirassed, to right.
DNVALENTINI ANVSPFAVG
Reverse: Constantinopolis, helmeted, seated facing, head right, on throne ornamented with lion’s heads, holding sceptre and globe; right foot on prow.
CONCORDI AAVGGGS In exergue: CONOB

Provenance

By 1953: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; September 10, 1953: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 55.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour