ANTHEMIUS GOLD SOLIDUS – EXTREMELY RARE SALUS REI PUBLICAE ISSUE FROM ROME – CHOICE VF NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERIAL COIN (Inv. 13284)
ROMAN EMPIRE. ANTHEMIUS, AD 467-472.
Gold AV Solidus, 4.34 g., 20 mm, struck at Rome.
Obv. Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly to the right, holding spear and shield.
Rev. Two imperial figures, standing facing, holding spears and supporting a globus cruciger between them, Christogram in center, CORMOB in exergue.
RIC 2822; C. 4; Lacam 71-3; Depeyrot 63/1; LRC 917.
NGC graded CHOICE VF, Streke 5/5, Surface 3/5, “graffiti”, extremely rare type struck at Rome, among the very last rulers of the city of Rome itself, prior to it being sacked by barbarians.