Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Arcadius Rome Comitatensian Mint

Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Arcadius Rome Comitatensian Mint

Code: 11644

£1,740.00 Approx $2393.4, €2037.47

This is an ancient Roman gold solidus of emperor Arcadius dating to 383 - 408 AD.

Obverse: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG "Our Lord Arcadius Pious Fortunate August" pearl-diademed draped and cuirassed bust right 

Reverse: VICTORI-A AVGGG, "Victory of the Augusts" emperor standing right, spurning captive with foot, holding labarum and Victory on globe,

R-M either side for Rome and  COMOB in ex. *

This is a superb example in about EF condition.

*The moneta comitatensis was a travelling mint attached to the imperial train whereever the Emperor was situated. A special mintmark COM for comitatus (or COMT.M) Most coins signed by the comitatensian mint also bear a supplementary abbreviation referring to the name of the town where the coin was actually struck in this case in Rome.




DATE: 383 - 408 AD

MINTMARKRM (Rome, Italy)

SIZE: 21mm diameter

WEIGHT: 4.5 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  (RIC 1253 (r4); Depeyrot 34/1) RIC X 1251; Sear 20726.

PROVENANCE:  Formerly in a private collection, Kent.