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ID:     156052
Type:     Goths, Vandals
Region:     VISIGOTHS
City:     Pseudo-Imperial / Byzantine Imitations
Issuer:     Majorian
Date Ruled:     AD 457-461
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Solidus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 5th Century
Weight:     4.37 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     DN IVLIVS MAIORI-ANVS PF AVG
Obverse Description:     Laurel and rosette-diademed, helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust right, holding spear forward and shield decorated with Chi-Rho; flame-shaped jewel on diadem
Reverse Legend:     VICTORI A-AVGGG
Reverse Description:     Majorian standing facing, holding long cross and Victory on globe, trampling a human-headed serpent; A-R
Mint Mark:     CONOB
Mint:     Arelate (Arles)
Primary Reference:     RIC X 3738 var. (COMOB)
Reference2:     MEC 1 -
Reference3:     Hunter 4
Reference4:     Depeyrot 11 var. (same)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=61089
Grade:     Good VF, traces of overstriking
Notes:     Extremely rare.