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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Late Empire| > |Galla Placidia| > SH02533
Galla Placidia, Augusta, 421 - 7 November 450 A.D.
|Galla| |Placidia|, |Galla| |Placidia,| |Augusta,| |421| |-| |7| |November| |450| |A.D.|, The crude Victory reverse type with the officina letter left is typical of coins struck in the west, mostly at Rome, during the long reign of Valentinian III (and to a very small degree, by Johannes and Majorian). Although the tight flan cuts off the obverse legend, since the bust has, in our opinion, female features, an elaborate headdress and a sizable pearl-necklace, we believe the coin was struck by Valentinian III in the name of his mother, Galla Placidia.
SH02533. Bronze nummus, RIC X 2109 (noting officina T reported in Villa Giulia hoard); DOCLR -, aVF, third officina, Rome mint, weight 1.661g, maximum diameter 11.3mm, die axis 0o, 425 - c. 435 A.D.; obverse [D N GALLA PLA-CIDIA P F AVG], draped bust right, wearing elaborate diadem and pearl-necklace; reverse [SALVS REI-PVBLICE], Victory walking left, wreath upward in right, palm frond over shoulder in left, T left ( 3rd officina), [RM in exergue]; extremely rare; SOLD










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