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ID:     Placidia3
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Galla Placidia
Date Ruled:     AD 421-450
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Solidus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 441-450
Weight:     4.43 g
Obverse Legend:     GALLA PLA_CIDIA AVG
Obverse Description:     Pearl-diademed, draped bust right, wearing necklace and earrings, crowned by the Hand of God.
Reverse Legend:     IMP XXXXII COS_XVII'P'P'
Reverse Description:     Constantinopolis enthroned left, holding sceptre and globus cruciger, left foot on prow, shield at her side; star in left field
Exergue:     COMOB
Mint Mark:     COMOB
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     RIC X 0317
Reference2:     MIRB Theodosius II 38ba
Reference3:     LRC 834 (these dies).
Photograph Credit:     Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG
Price Sold For:     6750 Swiss Franc
Date Sold:     5/12/2002
Grade:     EF
Notes:     (1) Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 24: Lot No. 335 (2) Ex Lanz sale 70, 1994, 210.