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RIC Volume X - Divided Empire to Fall of Empire: Marcian (August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457)
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Valentinian III, AV Solidus, August 24, 450-March 16, 455, Constantinople
D N VALENTIN_IANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, spear in right hand over right shoulder, shield decorated with horseman riding down enemy in left hand
VICTORI_A AVGGG
Victory standing facing, head left, long jeweled cross in right hand
* in right field
CONOB in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 4.38g
RIC X, 505 (R4)


Marcian, AV Solidus, AD August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Constantinople, Officina 7
D N MARCIA_NVS P F AVG
Diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, head slightly to right, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield decorated with horseman spearing fallen enemy in left
VICTORI_A AVGGG Z
Victory standing half left, long jeweled cross resting on ground in right hand
Star in right field
CONOB in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 4.48g
RIC X, 510 (S); DOC 481

Note: CoA from David Sear on August 5, 2006 grading this specimen "brilliant, good EF".


Marcian, AV Solidus, AD August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Constantinople, Officina 7
D N MARCIA_NVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, head slightly to right, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield decorated with horseman spearing fallen enemy in left
VICTORI_A AVGGG Z
Victory standing facing, head left, long jeweled cross resting on ground in right hand
Star in right field
CONOB in exergue
19mm x 21mm, 4.50g
RIC X, 510 (S)


Marcian, AV Tremissis, August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Constantinople
D N MARCIA_NVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA-AVGVSTORVM
Victory advancing to front, head left, globus cruciger in left hand, wreath in right
* in right field
CONOB in exergue
15mm, 1.48g
RIC X, 519 (R)


Marcian, AE4, August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Heraclea (?)
D N MARCIANVS P F A
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No Legend)
Monogram 5c in laurel wreath
SMHA (?) in exergue
11mm, 1.05g
RIC X, -- (cf. RIC 537 for closest match)

Note: The obverse legend D N MARCIANVS P F A is only noted for RIC 536 (Thessalonica, monogram 1, * above, CHES exergue) and RIC 537 (Heraclea, monogram 1, nothing above, SMHA exergue). RIC does not list any combinations with the P F A legend and monogram 5 series.


Marcian, AE4, August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Constantinople
[D N MARCIANV]S P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Variant of monogram 5 in laurel wreath
CON in exergue, breaking wreath
10mm, 1.10g
RIC X, 542 variant (R for type)

Note: This monogram is not listed in RIC - the closest type is #5.


Marcian, AE4, August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Constantinople
D N MARCIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No Legend)
Monogram 2 in laurel wreath
CON in exergue
9mm x 10mm, 0.64g
RIC X, 543 (R)


Marcian, AE4, August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Constantinople
D N MARCIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No Legend)
Monogram 2 in laurel wreath
CON in exergue
10mm x 11mm, 0.84g
RIC X, 543 (R)


Marcian, AE4, August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Constantinople
D N MARCIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Monogram 2 in laurel wreath
Cross (?) above, breaking wreath
CON in exergue, breaking wreath
10mm, 1.29g
RIC X, 545 (C3)


Marcian, AE4, August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Constantinople
D N MARCIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No Legend)
Monogram 2 in laurel wreath
Cross above, breaking wreath
CON in exergue, breaking wreath
10mm, 1.35g
RIC X, 545 (C3)


Marcian, AE4, August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Constantinople
D N MARCIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No Legend)
Monogram 2 in laurel wreath
Cross above, breaking wreath
CON in exergue
10mm x 12mm, 1.04g
RIC X, 545 (C3)


Marcian, AE4, August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Constantinople
D N MARCIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No Legend)
Monogram 2 in laurel wreath
Cross above, breaking wreath
CON in exergue
9mm x 10mm, 1.17g
RIC X, 545 (C3)


Marcian, AE4, August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Nicomedia
D N MARCIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No Legend)
Monogram 5c in laurel wreath
NIC in exergue
10mm x 11mm, 0.97g
RIC X, 548 (S)


Marcian, AE4, August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Cyzicus
D N MARCIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No Legend)
Monogram 1a in laurel wreath terminating in large jewel
CVZ in exergue
10mm x 12mm, 0.43g
RIC X, 561 (R)


Marcian, AE4, August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Cyzicus
D N MARCIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No Legend)
Monogram 1a in laurel wreath terminating in large jewel
CVZ in exergue
10mm x 11mm, 1.35g
RIC X, 561 (R)


Marcian, AE4, August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Cyzicus
D N MARCIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No Legend)
Monogram 1b in laurel wreath terminating in large jewel
CVZ in exergue
10mm x 11mm, 1.19g
RIC X, 561 (R)


Marcian, AE4, August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Cyzicus
D N MARCIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No Legend)
Monogram 1b in laurel wreath terminating in large jewel
CVZ in exergue
9mm x 11mm, 1.10g
RIC X, 561 (R)

*** Not in RIC ***

Marcian, AE4, August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Constantinople
D N MARCIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Monogram 3 variant
M with slanted serif up and down on left leg, horizontal serif on right lower leg, connected with R at right with wide serif, S in bottom margin all in laurel wreath
CON in exergue, breaking wreath
9mm x 11mm, 0.76g
RIC X, --

Note: RIC does not attest any examples for monogram 3 for Marcian from Constantinople and lists all Constantinople types as within wreath (unbroken)


Marcian, AE4, August 24, 450-January 31 (?), 457, Group B, Nicomedia
D N MARCIANVS P F
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Monogram 3 in laurel wreath
Cross above, breaking wreath
NICO in exergue, breaking wreath
10mm x 12mm, 1.13g
RIC X, --

Note: RIC does not list any examples of M4 obverse legend in Group B

*** Not in RIC - Vandal Period Imitative Issues ***

Vandalic Imitative Issue of Marcian, AE4, Vandal Period, North Africa
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Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No legend)
Monogram 107-108 of Marcian in laurel wreath with no termination
9mm x 12mm, 0.77g
RIC X, --; Wroth WPBC, p.31, 107-108 and Plate IV, 7