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Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Arcadius Milan Mint

£1,450.00 Approx $1994.5, €1697.89

Code: 11926



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,

M-D either side for Milan and  COMOB in ex. *

*The moneta comitatensis was a travelling mint attached to the imperial train wherever 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 Milan.

CULTURE: Roman

DENOMINATION: Solidus

MATERIAL: Gold

DATE: 383 - 408 AD

MINTMARKMD (Milan, Italy)

SIZE: 20.34mm diameter

WEIGHT: 4.38 grams

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

PROVENANCE:  Formerly in a private collection, Newport. United Kingdom.