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ID:     I-487
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Galla Placidia
Date Ruled:     A.D. 421-450
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Solidus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD summer
Weight:     4.41 g
Obverse Legend:     D N GALLA PLACIDIA P F AVG
Obverse Description:     Draped bust right, in pearl diadem, Chi-Rho on shoulder; Hand of God above, holding crown
Reverse Legend:     VOT XX MVLT XXX / A - Q
Reverse Description:     Victory standing left, holding long cross, A-Q on either side in field, COMOB in exergue
Exergue:     COMOB
Mint Mark:     COMOB
Mint:     Aquileia
Primary Reference:     RIC 1803
Reference2:     DO 825
Reference3:     Cohen 13
Photograph Credit:     Gemini Numismatic Auctions, LLC
Price Sold For:     7250 USD
Date Sold:     1/12/2005
Grade:     gEF
Notes:     Gemini I, Lot 487 Extremely rare Ex Leu 77, 11-12 May 2000, lot 757. In contrast to the preceding lot, this solidus was struck on the occasion of Placidia's restoration in the west. Placidia and her son, Valentinian III, are known to have been in Aquileia from May to early August AD 425, before proceeding to Rome where Valentinian was proclaimed Augustus. The solidi of Aquileia are thus the first of the new reign.