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Marcian, 24 August 450 - 31 January 457 A.D.
|The Column of Marcian was dedicated to Marcian, built by the praefectus urbi Tatianus, sometime between 450 and 452. It still stands in modern Istanbul, though the statue of Marcian which originally topped it has been lost. Marcian also had a statue in the Forum of Arcadius, which contained the statues of several of Arcadius' successors.|
RL87908. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC X Marcian 553 (R), LRBC II 2464, SRCV V 21396, Hunter V 12 var. (monogram variation), VF, well centered on a tight flan, green patina, earthen encrustation, small edge crack, Nicomedia (Izmit, Turkey) mint, weight 0.978g, maximum diameter 11.1mm, die axis 0o
, c 450 - 457 A.D.; obverse D N MARCIANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse Marcian monogram (RIC monogram 4)
in undivided wreath, no cross above, NIC in exergue; ex Beast Coins; rare
Catalog current as of Saturday, August 17, 2019.
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