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ID:     Placidia1
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Galla Placidia
Date Ruled:     AD 421-450
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Solidus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     430-440
Weight:     4.46 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     GALLA PLA_CIDIA AVG
Obverse Description:     Draped bust of Galla Placidia to right, wearing pearl diadem and with her hair elaborately adorned with jewels; above her head, wreath held by hand of God.
Reverse Legend:     VOT XXX_MVLT XXXX
Reverse Description:     Constantinopolis seated left, resting foot on prow, holding cross on globe in her right hand and scepter in her left; star in right field
Exergue:     CONOB
Mint Mark:     CONOB/ Z at end of inscription
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     RIC X 0263
Reference2:     Depeyrot 81/6
Photograph Credit:     Leu Numismatik AG
Special Comments:     Rare - one of only two examples of this issue known
Date Sold:     5/5/2003
Notes:     (1) Leu Numismatik AG Auction 86: Lot No. 1058 (2) Ex Monnaies et M├ędailles 68, 15 April 1986, 417.