Ancient Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Gratian Milan Mint

Ancient Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Gratian Milan Mint

Code: 12444

£1,950.00 Approx $2468.35, €2278.04
 

This is an ancient Roman gold solidus of emperor Gratian struck at the Milan mint between 379 - 383 AD 

Obverse: D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG, " Our Lord Gratian, pious and fortunate emperor" Diademed and draped bust of emperor facing right.

Reverse: VICTOR-IA AVGG, "Victory of the Augusts (Emperor's)" Two emperors seated facing, holding globe, victory between

It's a superb coin, VF and toned, from an old collection.

CULTURE: Roman

DENOMINATION: Solidus

MATERIAL: Gold

DATE: 367 - 383 (this coin minted betwee 379 - 383 AD)

MINTMARKCOM (Milan, Italy)

SIZE: 20mm diameter

WEIGHT: 4.42 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC IX Milan 5d, rated scarce; Cohen 38.

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Honiton, Devon