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Marcian, Silver, Miliarense, Constantinople, 450-457

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Marcian facing right.

[DNM]RCI-NVSPFVC

Reverse

Marcian standing with spear and shield.

GLORIR-OMNORVM

Symbol

Star in left field.

Exergue

CON

Obverse

Bust of Marcian facing right.

[DNM]RCI-NVSPFVC

Reverse

Marcian standing with spear and shield.

GLORIR-OMNORVM

Symbol

Star in left field.

Exergue

CON

Accession number BZC.1999.15
Ruler Marcian
Date of Reign 450–457
Metal Silver
Denomination Miliarense
Mint Constantinople
Date 450457
Diameter 24.0 mm
Weight 5.16 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This is the third known specimen of this type. Double-struck inscription appears on the obverse to the left.

MIRB no. 19 (similar)

Acquisition History

Spink’s London, October 1999