Danube Virtual Museum

Solidus of Theodosius II, Constantinople mint

Title: Solidus of Theodosius II, Constantinople mint
Site: Kostol - Pontes / Transdrobeta
Location/Region: Kostol, Kladovo Municipality
Chrolonology: 1 AD - 500
Museum: National Museum in Belgrade
Country: Serbia
Period: Late Antiquity
Culture: Roman
Closer Dating: 429-430
Material: Gold
Production Technique: Minting
Bibliography: M. Vasić, Nalaz solida Teodosija II u kastrumu Pontes, Numizmatičar 6, 1983 (Beograd): 99, kat. 1, sl. 1.

Description

Theodosius II, Solidus, Constantinople mint (429-430)

Obverse: DN THEODO - SIVS P F AVG.

The emperor’s bust (front) with a spear and a shield.

Reverse: VOT XXX - MVLT XXXX B. In the fragment CONOB. In the field, on the right, a star.

Constantinople is sitting on the left. He is holding an orb with a cross and a scepter.