Late Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Valentinian III Constantinople

Late Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Valentinian III Constantinople

Code: 12134

£1,075.00 Approx $1303.03, €1270.69
 

This is an ancient Roman gold solidus of emperor Valentinian III dating to circa 441 - 450 AD

Obverse: DN VALENTIN-IANVS P F AVG, "Our Lord Valentinianus, Pious and Blessed August" Pearl-diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust three-quarter facing, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield with horseman in left

Reverse: IMP . XXXXII . COS-XVII . P . P .  Constantinopolis enthroned left, globus cruciger in right hand, sceptre in left, left foot on prow, shield at right.

This is a superb example in about EF condition with plenty of mint lustre. This coin was struck at Constantinople between 441 - 450 AD right in the middle of the Roman conflict with Atilla the Hun!

CULTURE: Roman

DENOMINATION: Solidus

MATERIAL: Gold

DATE: 425 - 455 AD (this coin minted between 441 - 450 AD)

MINTMARKCOMOB (Constantinople)

SIZE: 21mm diameter

WEIGHT: 4.43 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC X, 302 (R4) (Theodosius II)

PROVENANCE:  Formerly in a private collection in Picardie, France