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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.125
People
Arcadius, Roman (r. 383 - 408 CE)
Honorius, Roman (r. 393 - 423 CE)
Theodosius II, Roman (r. 402 -450 CE)
Title
Solidus weight (exagion) with Busts of Three Emperors and Moneta
Classification
Measuring Devices
Work Type
weight
Date
c. 403 -408 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Late, to Early Byzantine
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/196765
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.05 g
2 x 2 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.)
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Cf. Byzantine Women no. 9, p.51
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.125
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Draped busts of Arcadius, Honorius, and Theodosius II facing with pearl diadems. Cross in field above Honorius.
Reverse: Moneta wearing a long tunic and a cloak over the shoulders, standing facing, head turned to l., holding scales in r. hand and cornucopia in l. Star in field to r. CONS in exergue.
Publication History

Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 51/9a,9b

Exhibition History

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

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