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Solidus (Coin) of Emperor Theodosius I

A work made of gold.
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Date:

383 (25 August)/388 (28 August)

Artist:

Byzantine; minted in Constantinople (now Istanbul)

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays the Emperor Theodosius I facing right.

On the back the personification of Rome sits with her foot on the prow of a vessel, holding a spear and a shield which bears an as yet untranslated inscription.

On View

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium, Gallery 153

Culture

Byzantine

Title

Solidus (Coin) of Emperor Theodosius I

Origin

Constantinople

Date

Struck 383 CE–388 CE

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG "Our Lord Theodosius, pious and fortunate Augustus" Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGGG I (In exergue: CONOB)

Dimensions

Diam. 2.1 cm; 4.50 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4904

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