ARCADIUS GOLD SOLIDUS – 20th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE WITH VICTORY INSCRIBING SHIELD – MS NGC GRADED LATE ROMAN EASTERN EMPIRE COIN (Inv. 14897)
EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE. ARCADIUS, AD 383-408
Gold solidus, 4.49 g., 21 mm., minted at Constantinople, AD 403-408.
Obv. D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust three-quarter right, holding spear and shield with horseman device.
Rev. NOVA SPES REI PVBLICAE / CONOB, Victory seated right on cuirass with shield adjacent, inscribing shield XX / XXX, star in left field, CONOB in exergue.
Depeyrot 57/1; RIC 29.
NGC grade MINT STATE, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, with considerable, proof-like luster; a beautiful and rare type, depicting Victory recording on her shield the emperor’s 20th anniversary of rule and anticipating a 30th anniversary to come.