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    Pulcheria, sister of Theodosius II, d. A.D. 453. AV solidus minted at Constantinople, A.D. 423-429. Diademed and draped bust right of Pulcheria; above, hand holding wreath/Victory standing left, holding long cross; in upper field, star. 4.47 g. RIC 226 [as R2]. AU53 ICG, exceptional for this very rare coin.
    While late Roman coinage portraying women is quite rare, there was often great political power vested in them. Theodosius II was a weak ruler; Pulcheria was the real force behind the throne. (PCGS# 100571)


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