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ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II Solidus
AV Solidus. Constantinople mint. Obv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG - Three-quarters bust right, draped, cuirassed, holding spear over right shoulder and shield in left hand Rev: VOT XXX MVLT XXXXS - Constantinopolis seated left, holding cross on globe and scepter, her left foot sits on the prow of a galley and at rear of her throne, a shield sits; in right field, a 'star'. Exe: CONOB : AD 430-440, RIC X, 257 (s) Scarce, page 259/ 4.48 g. FDC.
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Date added:Aug 04, 2004
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Jochen  [Aug 04, 2004 at 11:19 AM]
Nice one!
Gunner  [Aug 06, 2004 at 02:39 AM]
The best solidus I've seen Period!
Jericho  [Aug 06, 2004 at 04:36 PM]
This coin floored me when you first posted it some months ago, and it has double the effect now! Great detail, a perfect specimen!
panther  [Sep 05, 2004 at 06:15 PM]
That's a perfect coin!!!!!
Vespasian70  [Sep 22, 2004 at 09:53 PM]
Museum quality. simply outstanding!
the_Apostate  [Oct 19, 2004 at 06:29 PM]
Superb coin! Wonderful drapery!
Tiathena  [Jan 23, 2005 at 11:38 AM]
(.. - speechless - ...) ..Most-beautiful solidus I've ever seen, as well... bar None. About enough to make one cry...
Noah  [Feb 06, 2006 at 11:06 PM]
No way this is any less than a 5 with that awesome detail!
Gavignano  [Mar 24, 2007 at 12:33 AM]
Without flaw. Great flan. Gotta hit 4 figure price easy.
*Alex  [Jun 08, 2011 at 11:12 AM]
Easily the best of the type and probably unbeatable anywhere.
Lloyd T  [Jun 09, 2011 at 12:44 AM]
I certainly have not seen a better one. The detail, style and quality of the engraving of the die evident in this strike is incredible. Late Roman - early Byzantine artistry at its finest.