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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.182
People
Verina, Roman (r. 457 - 484 CE)
Title
Solidus of the Augusta Aelia Verina, Constantinople
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
457-474
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Late, to Early Byzantine
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/196566
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.49 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
solidus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: obverse: AELHERI NAAVC
  • inscription: reverse: VICTORI AAVCCC
    in ex: CONOB
  • Obverse Inscription: AEL VERI-NA AVG (Ve3)
  • Reverse Inscription: VICTORI-A AVG GG
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC X, 607, p.285; LRC 593
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.182
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Bust of empress r., draped with necklace, earrings, and pearl diadem, crowned by hand of God.
Reverse: Victory standing l. holding long jeweled cross; in field to r., star; CONOB in exergue.
Pierced.
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. 593, pl. 23

Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 92/figs. 33a, 33b

Exhibition History

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

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