Dmitry Markov Coins & Medals | M&M Numismatics Ltd | Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles | Sovereign Rarities Ltd > The New York Sale 57Auction date: 10 January 2023
Lot number: 185

Price realized: 7,000 USD   (Approx. 6,525 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

Galla Placidia. Gold Solidus (4.51 g), Augusta, AD 421-450. Ravenna. D N GALLA PLA-CIDIA AVG, diademed and draped bust of Galla Placidia right, above, manus Dei crowning her with wreath. Reverse: VOT XX MVLT XXX, Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross; R-V//COMOB. RIC 2012; Ranieri 73; Depeyrot 13/2. Boldly struck on a nice wide flan. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value $5,000 - UP
Galla Placidia was a daughter of Theodosius I and half-sister of the emperors Arcadius and Honorius. In 410 she was taken hostage by the Goths and subsequently married to the Gothic king Ataulf. After his death, she was released back to the Romans in exchange for 600,000 modii of wheat. She subsequently married the Roman general Constantius, who in 421 became emperor. Her son, Valentinian III, ascended the western throne in 425, and as he was very young she led the affairs of state for more than a decade.
Ex Tareq Hani Collection.

Estimate: 5000 USD