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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.136
People
Theodosius II, Roman (r. 402 -450 CE)
Title
Solidus of Theodosius II, Constantinople
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
408-419 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/196791
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.41 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
solidus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: reverse: in ex: CONOB
    Officina Z at end of legend
  • Obverse Inscription: D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG
  • Reverse Inscription: CONCORDI-A AVGG
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC X, 202, p. 253; LRC 317
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.136
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Helmeted bust, pearl-diademed, cuirassed, spear in r. hand held over r. shoulder behind head, on l. arm shield decorated with horseman.
Reverse: Constantinopolis seated, looking r., holding spear in r. hand and globe surmounted by Victory in l.; star in field to l.; prow under r. foot. CONOB in exergue; officina (Z) at end of legend.
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), 317

Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 48/6a,6b

Exhibition History

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

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