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    Galla Placidia, Mother of Valentinian III

    Galla Placidia, Western Roman Empire (AD 421-450). AV tremissis (14mm, 1.39 gm, 12h). NGC Choice VF 5/5- 2/5, lt smoothing, scuffs. Ravenna or Rome, AD 426-430. D N GALLA PLA-CIDIA P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped bust of Galla Placidia right, seen from front, cross on right shoulder, wearing necklace and earrings, hair elaborately weaved with long plait up the back of head and tucked under diadem / Cross within wreath of small spiky leaves, terminating in large jewel, XIIX on base ties; COMOB below. RIC X 2066. DOCLR 831 (same obverse die). Depeyrot 47/9 (Rome).

    From the Morris Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 54 (14 June 2000), lot 1844.


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