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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.157
People
Pulcheria, Roman (r. 414 - 453 CE)
Title
Solidus of Pulcheria, Constantinople
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
422-429
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/196410
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.49 g
Die Axis
4
Denomination
solidus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: obverse: AELPVLCH ERIAAVC
  • inscription: reverse: VOTXX MVLTXXX
  • Obverse Inscription: AEL PVLCH ERIA AVG
  • Reverse Inscription: VOTXX MVLTXXX CONOB VOT XX MVLT XXX CONOB
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC X, 220, p.256; LRC 438
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.157
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Diademed bust of Pucheria to r., crowned by the hand of God.
Reverse: Victory standing l. holding long jeweled cross in r. hand, w. star in upper l. field. CONOB in exergue.
Publication History

Philip Grierson and Melinda Mays, Catalogue of Late Roman Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection: From Arcadius and Honorius to the Accession of Anastasius, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection (Washington, D.C, 1992), cat. 438, pl. 17

Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 88/figs. 30a, 30b

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum/Handbook (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2008)

Exhibition History

Byzantine Women and Their World, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/25/2002 - 04/28/2003

Re-View: S422 Ancient & Byzantine Art & Numismatics, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/12/2008 - 06/18/2011

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