1 Solidus - In the name of Arcadius, 395-408

Features

Issuer Uncertain Germanic tribes
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 425-500
Value 1 Solidus (1)
Currency Solidus (circa 301-750)
Composition Gold
Weight 4.24 g
Diameter 22 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 153494
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Biaggi# -
Elio Biaggi; 1992. Monete e zecche medievali italiane : dal sec. VIII al sec. XV. Montenegro, Torino, Italy.

Obverse

Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust facing right and surrounded by legend.

Lettering: D N ABCADI - VS PP AVC

Translation:
Dominus Noster Arcadius Perpetuus Augustus
Our Lord, Arcadius, perpetual August

Reverse

Soldier holding shield contain stacked legend, all surrounded by legend.

Lettering:
ONCOBOI - A AVCCC I
IOI
MVY
X
ONO

Translation:
Concordia Augustus / Votis Multis Decennalibus / Constantinople
Harmony of the August / Vows and more for the tenth anniversary / Constantinople

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

This coin is said to be struck in the mid- to late-5th century.

With there being so few coins struck in the name of Arcadius (395-408), it seems likely the tribe who minted this piece also minted the ½ siliqua piece that is struck in the name of the same ruler.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (425-500) 

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