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    Theodosius II, A.D. 402-450. AV solidus minted at Constantinople, A.D. 424-425. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding spear and shield/Emperor standing facing, holding standard and cross on globe (globus cruciger). 4.46 g. RIC 232 [as Rare], Hahn [Die Ostpragung des römischen Reiches im 5. Jahrhundert (408-91), Vienna, 1989] 32a. AU58 ICG.
    Note the globus cruciger, or cross on globe, depicted on the reverse. This element was first used on Roman coinage in A.D. 383, and continued through much of the Byzantine State. The earth was known to be round by most Greek and Roman thinkers; it was not until later medieval times that the flat representation of our planet was accepted and became Christian doctrine. (PCGS# 100563)


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