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    Theodosius II, A.D. 402-450. AV solidus minted at Constantinople, A.D. 441-450. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding spear and shield/Constantinopolis enthroned left holding globus cruciger; in left field, star. 4.48 g. RIC 323. AU55 ICG, lustrous and well detailed.
    While this coin was formerly attributed to A.D. 443, being inscribed from the 42nd imperatorial acclamation, we are now giving the coinage issue more breadth, believing that it was a much larger issue than formerly thought. At this time, Attila the Hun increased his tribute extracted from the Romans, of which this very coin could have been a part. (PCGS# 100567)


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