Solidus with bust of Valentinian III

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 435


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 4.39 gm.

Accession Number

35.629

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Valentinan left diademed with imperial mantle, holding in left hand long cross; in right hand signal cloth (mappa).
DNPLA VALENTI NIANVSPFAVG
Reverse: Valentinian seated facing, holding mappa and cross.
In field: R (left) M (right) In exergue: COMOB
VOTX MVLTXX

Provenance

By 1910: Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection; 1922: with Naville & Cie, 6 and 8 rue Pécolat, Paris (auction of Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection, Naville sale 3, no. 254 [acquis en 1910]); by 1935: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)