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ID:     RIC_IX_05f_var_Med
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Theodosius I
Date Ruled:     AD 379-395
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Solidus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 379-394
Weight:     4.44 g
Obverse Legend:     D N THEODO_SIVS P F AVG
Obverse Description:     Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     VICTOR_IA AVGG
Reverse Description:     Two emperors, equal, nimbate, seated, facing on throne, the one on right holding mappa in left hand, and the two together holding globe. Behind a Victory; between them a palm-branch surmounted by star. The emperors both have their legs draped
Exergue:     COM
Mint Mark:     COM/ M in left field/ D in right field
Mint:     Mediolanum
Primary Reference:     RIC IX 005(f) & RIC IX 008(b) & RIC IX 020(b) var
Photograph Credit:     Numismatic Ars Classica NAC AG
Source:     http://www.arsclassicacoins.com/
Special Comments:     An apparently unrecorded variety (palm branch surmounted by star).
Price Sold For:     2750 Swiss Franc
Date Sold:     23/5/2016
Grade:     EF
Notes:     (1) Star surmounting the palm-branch is unrecorded in RIC for Theodosius I (2) Auction 92: Lot No. 810 (3) Ex NAC sale 56, 2010, 479.