Coin Catalogue

Marcian 450 – 457 A.D.

Marcian succeeded Theodosius II upon the emperor’s accidental death. It appears a commander by the name of Arbadur was key in securing the post for Marcian and convinced Pulcheria, Theodosius’s widow, to not only confirm the nomination but also become his nominal wife, a purely political relationship that was only to strengthen the legitimacy of Marcian’s claim to the throne. They would lead separate lives from then on. Marcian proved a capable manager for the eastern seat of the empire and died without incident in 457 of old age.

 

AU Solidus


RIC 509 (X, Eastern) Solidus Obv: DNMARCIANVSPFAVG – Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG Exe: /CONOB – Victory standing left, holding cross. 450-457 (Constantinopolis).



RIC 510 (X, Eastern), Depeyrot 87/1 Solidus Obv: DNMARCIANVSPFAVG – Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG Exe: /CONOB – Victory standing left, holding cross. $550 1/16/02.



RIC 2301 (X, Western), Depeyrot 17/2, Lacam 7 Solidus Obv: DNMARCIANVSPFAVG – Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG Exe: R/V/CONOB – Marcian standing, facing, stepping on snake, holding cross and Victory on globe.


AU Tremissis


RIC 518 (X, Eastern), Depeyrot 87/5 Tremissis Obv: DNMARCIANVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGVSTORVM Exe: /CONOB – Victory advancing forward, holding wreath and cross on globe. 450-457 (Constantinopolis). $559 2/18/02.



RIC 520 (X, Eastern) Tremissis Obv: DNMARCIANVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGVSTORVM Exe: /CONOB – Victory advancing forward, holding wreath and cross on globe. 450-457 (Constantinople)


AR Miliarense


RIC 526 Heavy Miliarense Obv: DNMARCIANVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM Exe: /CON – Marcian standing, facing, holding spear and resting hand on shield.


AR Siliqua


RIC 528, MIRB 22 Siliqua Obv: DNMARCIANVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend Exe: CONS – Wreath, VOT/MVLT/XXXX within. $737 11/20/00.


AE4


RIC 536, LRBC 1880 AE4 Obv: DNMARCIANOPFAV – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend Exe: CHES – Wreath, monogram within and star atop. 450-457 (Thessalonica).



RIC 543, LRBC 2249 AE4 Obv: DNMARCIANVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend Exe: CON – Marcian’s monogram. (Constantinopolis).



RIC 545, LRBC 2250 AE4 Obv: DNMARCIANVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend Exe: CON – Marcian’s monogram, cross above. (Constantinopolis).


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