Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Theodosius II (Atilla the Hun)

Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Theodosius II (Atilla the Hun)

Code: 10977

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This is an ancient Roman gold Solidus of emperor Theodosius II, who reigned from 408 - 450 A.D.

D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, helmeted, cuirassed three-quarters-facing bust, spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing enemy.

IMP XXXXII COS XVII P P, Constantinopolis enthroned left with cross on globe and sceptre, left foot on prow; star to left.

This coin was struck at the Constantinople mint, between the years 442 - 443 A.D. mintmark CONOB. This coin has seen circulation and likely formed part of the payment to Atilla the Hun of over 2100 Ilbs (in weight) of gold tribute per year. 

DENOMINATION: Solidus

MATERIAL: Gold

DATE: 442 - 443 A.D.

MINTMARK: COMOB (Constantinople, Turkey)

SIZE: 22mm diameter

WEIGHT: 4.38 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIX X 299; Sear 21140.