This is an ancient Roman gold Solidus of emperor Constantius II who reigned from 337 - 361 AD.
Obverse: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS PERP AVG "Flavius Julius Constantius, Perpetual Augustus" pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLORIA REI PVBLICAE "Glory of the State" Roma and Constantinopolis seated facing on double throne, holding between them a shield inscribed VOT / XX / MVLT / XXX. "vows (prayers) on the Twentieth anniversary (of the emperor's rule), and for his (anticipated) Thirtieth anniversary"
This coin was struck at the Antioch mint, It bears the Officina letter H (eta) for the 8th Officina at the Antioch mint SMANH in ex.
DATE: 337 - 361 AD (this coin minted between 347 - 355 AD)
MINTMARK: SMAN (Antioch, Turkey)
SIZE: 21mm diameter
WEIGHT: 4.34 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC VIII 81; Cohen 108; cf Sear (1988) 3988.
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