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Marcian, 24 August 450 - 31 January 457 A.D.

Marcian was selected by Pulcheria to be the successor of her brother, Theodosius II. Crowned in 450 A.D., he proved himself to be a great administrator, both wise and generous. He died in 457 A.D.


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SH37574. Gold solidus, RIC X Marcian 510, EF, weight 4.485 g, maximum diameter 20.9 mm, die axis 180o, 7th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 450 A.D.; obverse D N MARCIA-NVS P F AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding spear and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy; reverse VICTORIA AVGGG Z (victory of the three emperors, 7th officina), Victory standing left holding a long jeweled cross, star in right field, CONOB in exergue; scarce; SOLD


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The officina has been recut on this die. The underlying officina appears to be I.
SH18897. Gold solidus, RIC X Marcian 510, DOC 481, Choice aMS, weight 4.476 g, maximum diameter 20.9 mm, die axis 180o, 7th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, obverse D N MARCIA-NVS P F AV, diademed (with jewel), helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holds spear and shield; reverse VICTORI-A AVCCC Z CONOB, Victory standing facing, head left, holds a long jeweled cross which rests on ground, star right; tiny scratch on reverse at Victory's right hip, nice strike; scarce; SOLD


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SH28069. Gold solidus, RIC X Marcian 509, Choice aEF, weight 4.482 g, maximum diameter 21.4 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 450 A.D.; obverse D N MARCIA-NVS P F AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding spear and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy; reverse VICTORIA AVGGG (victory of the three emperors), Victory standing left holding a long jeweled cross, star in right field, CONOB in exergue; attractive centering, scratch in obverse right field; scarce; SOLD







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