This is an ancient Roman gold solidus of emperor Arcadius dating to 397 - 402 AD
Obverse: D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG, "Our Lord Arcadius, Pious and Blessed August" three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman.
Reverse: CONCORDI-A AVGGA, "Harmony of the Augusts" Constantinopolis enthroned with sceptre and Victory on globe.
This coin was minted at Constantinople (in Turkey), mintmark CONOB with A (A (alpha) for 1st)
DATE: 383 - 408 AD this coin was minted between 397 - 402 AD
MINTMARK: CONOB (Constantinople, Turkey)
SIZE: 20mm diameter
WEIGHT: 4.31 grams
ATTRIBUTION: Sear 20706. Constantinople RIC X 7
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Norway.
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