Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Constantius II from the Antioch mint

Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Constantius II from the Antioch mint

Code: 12064

£1,720.00 Approx $2144.64, €2025.91
 

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.

DENOMINATION: Solidus

MATERIAL: Gold

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.